Go away: Russian fighter jet spooks American spy plane near Crimea | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Go away: Russian fighter jet spooks American spy plane near Crimea

A Russian fighter plane has 'greeted' a US Navy P-3 Orion reconnaissance aircraft, flying by within five feet (1.5m).

The US Department of Defense said that a Russian fighter pilot forced the crew of the P-3 to abort its mission. The crew failed to finish their tasks over the Black Sea, just off the Russian borders. At times, it approached Sevastopol at a distance of 40 kilometers.

The American reconnaissance aircraft departed from Souda Bay airbase on the Greek island of Crete. It spent hours along the southern and south-western coast of the Crimea over the international waters of the Black Sea.

The flight path of the Russian Su-27 took place strictly in accordance with the international rules for the use of airspace, said the Ministry of Defense. The Russian fighter jet accompanied the American scout, observing all the necessary security measures.

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA