China fighter jet intercepts Australian plane: Australia

China fighter jet intercepts Australian plane: Australia

Newsdesk |
June 6, 2022

Australia has accused the pilot of a Chinese fighter jet of carrying out a dangerous manoeuvre near one of its aircraft over the South China Sea.

New Delhi, 06 June 2022

As per news report of BBC, Australia says the Chinese aircraft released flares and cut in front of the Australian surveillance plane. The Chinese jet then released "chaff" - an anti-radar device which includes small pieces of aluminium which entered the Australian plane's engine. Beijing claims most of the region as its own territory. The Royal Australian Air Force P-8 maritime surveillance aircraft was intercepted on 26 May by a Chinese J-16 fighter aircraft, during what was a routine maritime surveillance activity, Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese said.

Source -BBC


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