外文标题：‘Very dangerous’: Pentagon says armed Chinese jet did ‘barrel roll’ over US aircraft
The Pentagon said Friday that a Chinese fighter jet made “several passes” by a U.S. Navy aircraft earlier this week off the coast of China in international airspace, baring its weapons and coming within mere feet of the U.S. plane.
Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said Washington has lodged a protest to China through diplomatic channels, calling the maneuver “very close” and “very dangerous.”
“Not only is it unprofessional, it’s unsafe,” Kirby said.
Kirby said the Chinese jet made several close passes by the Navy P-8 Poseidon plane, coming within 30 feet of it. He said the Chinese jet did a “barrel roll” maneuver over the top of the Poseidon and also passed across the nose of the Navy plane, exposing the belly of the fighter in a way apparently designed to show that it was armed.
Kirby said it happened about 135 miles east of Hainan Island.
China just graduated in geo-politics. My respects to the Chinese nation for having the balls to do the unthinkable.
They've done stupid shit before. This is nothing new. They've rammed U.S. planes in international airspace before.
On a grander scale of things, US's stupidity over the last century dwarfs everyone else's! Enjoy the monsters you created, karma is a bitch.
Wow, US Aircraft carrier near Hainan Island is trying to provoke China more than dozens times?
How about having Radar lock? i dont think so. China just showing that the dragon still got fangs.
Will our American friend be okay and not intercept our plane if we spy the US coast?
Stay in international airspace and you're good. Russia does it when they can afford it
Then why are you crying that we intercept your plane in international airspace? It is not like we are going to shoot it down or anything. Relax, my American friend.
Misplaced imperial hubris!
Nothing compared to mini war US and Soviet fought during Cold war. It involved active baiting and shooting matches; sometime ending in tragedy for spectators.
Lol in the end the US will play china like a fiddle
Come on red dragon !!
You better start learning Mandarin
Skull and Bones
Kudos to China.
You can't fly 30 feet from another..................forget it.
Is it written in international law or an agreement made between us? I don't think so, my friend! Your puppet Ally, Japan, flight within 50m of our patrolling aircraft. Where is the cry coming from? LOL
Then go talk to Japan about it. You don't have a clue about 'international airspace', do you ?
We want you to talk to your puppet. It is your responsibility to keep that puppy in check.
So then why don't China and Russia keep North Korea, their illegitimate, fetal alcohol syndrome afflicted, stepchild 'in check' ?
You haven't pay attention or what? We did. We stop supplying fuel and make it very tough for North Korea to live a luxurious lifestyle like they did before. If they do anything out of ordinary, it is their choice to disobey and there is consequence for that.
They're STILL 'acting up'. You didn't do such a good job.
We are being too lenient on North Korea and that's why we slowly changing our policy to get tougher on them now. You should do the same to Japan, too.
Japan is a big boy. They can handle themselves. Just wait till they tear up Article Nine !!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!!
can't figure out why chinese media didn't report it formerly saying us spy plane entered chinese adiz and intercepted
in today's media world, suppressing news can't work and often backfires. usa is smart to have a solid mass media network
next time we should just send some drone and ram it
Your idea is using drones to intercept the navigator in international airspace ?
Is it not an act of terrorism ?
Chinese posters here are probably paid propagandists. They're supposed to have big egos to make China look formidable
Actually CPC policy is the opposite. Their efforts are directed towards making China "appear" weaker than it is (classic Sun Tzu strategy),
What was the US fighter jet doing near Hainan island (135 miles off coast)?
Could you tell us more details ? which year ?
If 2001 case, a Chinese supersonic fighter J8 circled a slow EP3 and after few round, hit it when Chinese pilot pass over too close and cannot avoid a collision, Chinese J8 fighter fallen and the pilot missing in action.
EP3 crew in danger situation too and must emergency land to Hainan as the J8 made heavy damage to EP-3.
Oh that case? I read an article about how China stripped off the EP3 and couldn't put it back in one piece, so they delayed returning it to US in 2 months, then finally when they did, the plane was in pieces, with many missing parts.