Breaking news available to has it that a Royal Australian Air Force surveillance plane has been intercepted by a Chinese fighter aircraft in the South China Sea region in May. This was revealed by Australia’s defense department said on Sunday.

According to the Australia’s defense department the P-8 maritime surveillance aircraft was intercepted by a Chinese J-16 fighter during “routine maritime surveillance activity” in international airspace in the region on May 26, the defense department said in a statement.

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“The intercept resulted in a dangerous manoeuvre which posed a safety threat to the P-8 aircraft and its crew.”

The defense department said the Australian government had raised its concerns about the incident with the Chinese government.

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China’s embassy in Australia did not immediately respond to a request for comment


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