Photo: Vitaly V. Kuzmin
Russian su-27 intercepted an American reconnaissance plane in international airspace over the Black sea. On Monday, November 5, reported CNN.
According to the U.S. Navy, referenced by CNN, the plane EP-3 Aries were intercepted by the “unsafe and unprofessional”. A supersonic su-27 twice in 25 minutes and flew at high speed in the vicinity of the turboprop EP-3.
It is reported that the crew of the EP-3 was alerted to the turbulence after the first interaction and the fluctuations after the second.
What exactly was the distance between the planes is unknown. However, the U.S. military considered the interaction unsafe because of the behaviour of Russian pilots: they have apparently put the lives of the crew. Was there a Russian fighter is armed at the time of intercept is not specified.
Two days earlier an American spy plane was seen near Russia’s borders: Saturday, November 3, RC-135V flew close to the border of Kaliningrad region.
Video, photo All from Russia.