Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Russian jet flies within 1.5 metres of U.S. Navy plane over Black Sea

A Russian fighter jet intercepted a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft in international airspace over the Black Sea. The U.S. Navy has called the interaction between the Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet and the U.S. EP-3 Aries aircraft “unsafe.” U.S. officials said the Russian jet flew within 1.5 metres of the EP-3, and crossed its flight path forcing the plane to fly through the Su-27’s turbulence.

A four-second video posted to YouTube by the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet captured the Su-27 passing the slower-moving EP-3.