Two Chinese models of fighter J-10 flew dangerously close to the reconnaissance aircraft EP-3 U.S. Navy, who was above the waters of the East China sea, 130 km South of Qingdao port.
The incident occurred on Sunday, nearly led to the collision aircraft reported on 24 July, the news service FOX News, citing U.S. official sources.
Both Chinese aircraft was equipped with missiles «air-air», says the publication.
FOX News recalls that a few days earlier Admiral United States Navy John Richardson called on the Chinese counterparts to discuss the actions needed to put pressure on the leadership of North Korea to force North Korea to abandon nuclear development and testing of ballistic missiles.
Note also that this month the military-the U.S. Navy deployed a destroyer with missile system in the area of the disputed Islands in the South China sea claimed by China.