The Russian aircraft got within 25 feet of the P-8, putting both crews in harm’s way. surveillance aircraft flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea was intercepted by a Russian fighter jet, the Navy said Sunday. surveillance plane over the Mediterranean. Navy P-8A aircraft was intercepted twice by a Russian SU-35, and the second incident was deemed “unsafe and unprofessional,” the Navy said in statement.
The Navy tweeted video of the incident, stating: “The Russian aircraft got within 25 feet of the P-8, putting both crews in harm’s way. Video shows Russian fighter jet flying within 25 feet of U.S. On Wednesday, the Navy said a Russian jet made a similar “unsafe” high-speed maneuver when it came within 25 feet of a U.S. We expect nothing less than professional & safe interactions!”
BREAKING: Another unsafe #Russian 🇷🇺 intercept of 🇺🇸 @USNavy P-8 in international airspace above #Mediterranean Sea! 6th Fleet (@USNavyEurope) April 19, 2020
“The SU-35 conducting a high-speed, high-powered maneuver … decreased aircraft separation to within 25 feet, directly in front of the P-8A, exposing the U.S. A U.S. First published on April 20, 2020 / 7:22 AM aircraft to wake turbulence and jet exhaust,” the 6th Fleet said in a statement. We expect nothing less than professional & safe interactions!@USEmbRuPress pic.twitter.com/gDdcQQRkOi— U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. Trending News
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