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US Military Plane Intercepted by Chinese Fighter Jets

U.S. military officials described the maneuver was unsafe and unprofessional as they have with similar past incidents earlier this year

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    US Military Plane Intercepted by Chinese Fighter Jets
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    In this April 13, 2010, file photo, a Chinese People's Liberation Army Airforce's "Bayi Aerobatic Unit" J-10 fighter jet climbs during an aerial demonstration at a base of the PLA Airforce's 24th Division in Yangcun, Tianjin, China.

    U.S. military officials confirmed two Chinese fighter jets intercepted and almost collided with a U.S. military surveillance aircraft in the East China Sea this weekend, NBC News reported. 

    One of the Chinese J-10 fighter jets flew underneath U.S. Navy EP-3 on Sunday and then suddenly was in front of the aircraft. The maneuver forced U.S. reconnaissance jet to take "evasive action" to avoid a collision, officials said.

    U.S. military officials described the maneuver was unsafe and unprofessional as they have with similar past incidents earlier this year.