RAAF flew second mission shortly after 'dangerous' Chinese jet interception

RAAF flew second mission shortly after 'dangerous' Chinese jet interception

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) flew a surveillance plane through the South China Sea the day after a "dangerous" interception by a Chinese warplane. A Chinese J-16 jet flew "very close" to a RAAF P-8A Poseidon, set off flares and dropped chaff in its path as it conducted routine surveillance in the South China Sea on May 26. A defence spokesperson has confirmed to 9news.com.au that another mission was conducted in the same region soon afterwards. "Defence can confirm that a RAAF P-8A Poseidon flew a scheduled mission on 27 May 2022 in the vicinity of the South China Sea, the day following the incident," the spokesperson said. The interception on May 26 happened in international waters off the coast of the Philippines, where the RAAF plane took off. …
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