November 25 Russian su-30 fighter made “dangerous” interception of an American reconnaissance aircraft P-8A Poseidon over the Black sea. This told the press Secretary of the Ministry of defense Michelle Baldanza, reports CNN.
“US air force aircraft operated in international air space and did not provoke this behavior of Russians”, – she said.
The risk of action of the interceptor was said in the Pentagon, that it flew right in front of the US aircraft – 15 metres – in afterburner, causing the P-8 Poseidon hit turbulence from a jet and went off course.
P-8A Poseidon (photo – army.mil)
According to the speaker of the Pentagon, it was a deliberate maneuver the su-30, as the American plane was enabled transponder and indicate their presence.
In total, the su-30 was accompanied by P-8 Poseidon and was around 24 minutes.
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