The US E-8C surveillance craft uses a modified commercial airliner airframe. Photo: Handout The US E-8C surveillance craft uses a modified commercial airliner airframe. Photo: Handout
The US E-8C surveillance craft uses a modified commercial airliner airframe. Photo: Handout

US spy planes in South China Sea ‘creating risk’ for civilian aircraft

  • American reconnaissance craft initially identified as commercial airliner until it flew near Guangdong last week, source says
  • Cases of mistaken identity have led to passenger planes being shot down in the past, observers warn

Topic |   South China Sea
The US E-8C surveillance craft uses a modified commercial airliner airframe. Photo: Handout The US E-8C surveillance craft uses a modified commercial airliner airframe. Photo: Handout
The US E-8C surveillance craft uses a modified commercial airliner airframe. Photo: Handout
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