Russian fighter jet flies 'dangerously close' to U.S. military plane

A pilot gets in a Russian Su-27 fighter jet prior to a rehearsal of an aerobatics show

The EP-3 Aries aircraft was monitoring activity in Europe's Black Sea when it was intercepted by what United States officials describe as an "armed" Russian Su-27 fighter jet. The US crew reported turbulence following that initial interaction in which the direct pass occurred.

As noted in the U.S. Navy, EP-3 Aries acted in accordance with global law and did not provoke such Russian activities.

The crew reported turbulence during the first pass and vibrations during the second pass of the intercept, which lasted about 25 minutes, the Navy said.

A Russian Su-27 made a unsafe pass ahead of a US Navy EP-3 Aries taking part in a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military exercise in global air space above the Black Sea on Monday. The video of this incident posted to the website of the U.S. Navy. - We hope that [henceforth] they will behave in accordance with worldwide standards to ensure safety and prevent incidents, including the 1972 Agreement on the prevention of incidents at sea and airspace above it (INCSEA).

While the Navy acknowledged that the Russian military "is within its right to exercise within worldwide airspace" it criticized the encounter for being "irresponsible".

At least six US Air Force spy planes conducted a number of flights along Russia's borders on November 5.

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American officials were not initially able to determine if the Russian aircraft was armed or not.

A US Navy statement on the incident called the Russian jet's behavior "unsafe".

The Russian embassy in Washington tweeted that the Russian crew was "preventing a violation of Russian airspace and followed all necessary safety procedures".

And in June past year, an Su-27 closed in on the wing of a U.S. RC-135U reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea at high speed, U.S. European Command said at the time.

A Russian su-27 unsafe intercepted an American spy plane EP-3E Aries II.

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