Russian Fighter Jet And U.S. Spy Plane Nearly Collide

by The Washington Free Beacon  |  published on April 11, 2015

russiavsusaA Russia Su-27 jet fighter flew dangerously close and nearly collided with a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft this week in the latest aerial provocation by Moscow, defense officials revealed to the Washington Free Beacon.

The Su-27 conducted the close-in intercept of an RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft in international airspace over the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, said officials. The incident prompted a diplomatic protest.

“On the morning of April 7th, a U.S. RC-135U flying a routine route in international airspace was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 Flanker in an unsafe and unprofessional manner,” said Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen M. Lainez.

“The United States is raising this incident with Russia in the appropriate diplomatic and official channels,” she said in a statement. …

  • Jerry

    Empty weapons can’t be fired at any enemy can they?
    We send our young men to do a mission without the authority to do so.

  • c

    i wish the us would quit shaking in their boots and just shoot the pukin out of the air.
    nuff sed.

  • Dee

    Can’t trust the Russians either.

  • Danny Cosat

    Please ….. Does this surprise anyone? The entire world knows the US is weak with Barack Obama as our Commander In Chief. Expect more of this. The entire world knows that the consequences would be a “strongly worded statement.” Look out though! We could use that most dreaded tactic, sending your opponents K-Rations!

  • William R Nicholson

    Navy Regional Commanders Used To Resolve These Type Incidents Without Any Publicity , Too Bad All They Can Do Now Is Say ” Yes ” To A Faux-Potus Who Doesn’t Mind Neutering The Present Military ……….

    • Danny Cosat

      Did I say expect more of this? 24 Hours later HEADLINE: Russia To Deliver Advanced S-300 Surface To Air Missile Systems To Iran. Again ….. expect more provocations. What’s next?

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