This photo provided by Jason Sellers shows US Air Force fighter aircraft shooting down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast on Saturday.

'Waking up to a Top Gun movie': Chinese balloon's downing creates spectacle in US

The downing of a suspected Chinese spy balloon just off South Carolina’s coast created a spectacle over one of the state’s tourism hubs and drew crowds reacting with a mixture of bewildered gazing, distress and cheering.