Another confrontation between US-China, a Chinese fighter jet encountered the US reconnaissance plane on May 26. The faceoff took place while the US Plane was conducting ‘safe & routine’ operations over the South China Sea. According to US Indo-Pacific Command, a J-16 Chinese jet intercepted a US RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft. The US claimed that the J-16 fighter jet carried out an "unnecessarily aggressive" manoeuvre near its military plane. The Chinese jet flew “directly in front of the nose” of the RC-135 in a very highly risky manoeuvre. The manoeuvre by the J-16 fighter jet forced the US Air Force’s plane to ‘fly through its wake turbulence’.