An American warplane was monitored by China’s military as it flew over northern Taiwan this week.

Iran PressAsia: According to a PLA source, despite the United States denying – after first acknowledging – that any such flight ever took place.

The incident began when two flight tracking services – Golf9 and Tokyo Radar – reported on Twitter that an aircraft with the serial number: 62-4134 had flown through Taipei’s airspace at an altitude of 31,500 feet.

Although Taiwan’s air force dismissed the reports as fake news, the US Air Force last week confirmed that one of its RC-135W electronic surveillance planes had been in the area at the time of the reported sighting.

“I can confirm that an RC-135W aircraft did fly over the northern portion of Taiwan yesterday as part of a routine mission,” the US Pacific Air Forces’ public affairs department said in a statement published by military news website The War Zone.

“Due to operational security, we are not able to discuss the specifics of the mission,” it said.

Earlier, China accused the US of seriously undermining stability in the Taiwan Strait after a US Navy destroyer USS Barry sailed through the waters.

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