Russian jet intercepts US Navy aircraft over Black Sea


The heart-stopping footage shows the Russian military jet zooming past the US Navy aircraft while flying over the Black Sea on Monday.

The U.S. Navy has released video of what it says was an unsafe interception of a Navy plane by a Russian jet on Monday.

Russian fighter su-27 "unsafe and unprofessional manner, " intercepted the American aircraft EP-3 in worldwide airspace over the Black sea, reported the press service of the US Navy.

For the Russian fighter aircraft to fly this close to the U.S. Navy aircraft is unsafe.

The Russian jet approached and identified the aircraft as a U.S. The video of this incident posted to the website of the U.S. Navy. The Ministry of Defense of this nation called on several occasions the Pentagon to abstain from this practice, to which the North American side responded with a refusal to suspend such flights.

Also in the U.S. Navy stated that these actions were irresponsible, therefore, appealed to the Russian side with the requirement to behave according to global norms.

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"The crew of the EP-3 reported turbulence after the first interaction and the fluctuations from the second". The Russian jet flew past it a second time, applying its afterburner while conducting a banking turn away.

After resolving the issue "in a safe manner", the Su-27 returned to its base.

Pentagon spokesman Pahon said the encounter was unsafe and put the U.S. pilots and crew at risk.

Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said the USA aircraft suffered turbulence and vibrations when the jet passed them twice throughout the 25-minute ordeal.

"There's just absolutely no reason for this type of behavior", he said.

"The fighter's crew reported identifying the USA electronic surveillance plane and escorted it to prevent a violation of Russia's border, while following all the safety guidelines", the Ministry stated.