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The United States accused the Chinese Navy of unsafe maneuver over the South China Sea.

The United States accused the Chinese Navy of unsafe maneuver over the South China Sea.

The US has accused the Chinese Navy of an unsafe fighter jet maneuver over the South China Sea involving a US military aircraft, the United States Indo-Pacific Military Command said in a statement Thursday.

A PRC Navy J-11 fighter pilot on Dec. 21 made an unsafe maneuver while intercepting a US Air Force RC-135 vessel that was legitimately performing routine operations over the South China Sea in international airspace.


According to the command, the Chinese fighter pilot flew within 20 feet (6 meters) of the nose of the American aircraft, forcing the RC-135 to take evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision.