A US Navy spy plane made an emergency landing in 2001 after colliding with a Chinese fighter jet that was tailing it. The Chinese plane crashed, killing its pilot. Photo: Reuters

Before the USS Decatur: five close China-US military encounters

A Chinese destroyer’s near collision with a US warship over its challenge to Beijing’s territorial claims is only the latest of several such clashes

Topic |   South China Sea

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A US Navy spy plane made an emergency landing in 2001 after colliding with a Chinese fighter jet that was tailing it. The Chinese plane crashed, killing its pilot. Photo: Reuters
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