INTERNATIONAL

Chinese Fighter Jets Intercept American Military Plane

Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted an American military plane over the East China Sea.

According to U.S. Military officials, the WC-135 constant phoenix, was conducting a routine mission in international airspace on Wednesday when it was intercepted over the east China sea by two Chinese Sukhoi SU-30 fighter aircraft.

The wc-135 is a so-called "Sniffer Plane" designed to scan the atmosphere for signs of nuclear activity.

Military officials insist the U.S. Plane was operating in accordance with international law.