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Russian fighter executes 'unsafe intercept' of US Navy plane over Black Sea

Russian fighter executes 'unsafe intercept' of US Navy plane over Black Sea

The maneuver left "violent turbulence" in its wake, forcing the P-8A to deal with a 15-degree roll, according to Baldanza.

It crossed in front of the USA plane from left to right while using its afterburners, the statement said, adding the aircraft were so close that the American patrol plane crossed through the Russian fighter's jet wash.

"The U.S. aircraft was operating in global airspace and did nothing to provoke this Russian behavior", Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza, a spokeswoman for the Pentagon, told reporters.

While, Baldanza says that, "The US aircraft was operating in global airspace and did nothing to provoke this Russian behavior".

This isn't the first hairy encounter between US and Russian aircrafts. She told CNN that the Russian Su-30 came within 50 feet of the P-8A Poseidon while in the air above the Black Sea on Saturday, and lasted for about 24 minutes.

USA welcomes Saudi move to address humanitarian crisis in Yemen
Worldwide aid groups have welcomed the decision to let aid in, but said aid flights are not enough to avert a humanitarian crisis. This includes Sana'a airport and Hodeida Port, which will ensure their speedy delivery to those in need throughout Yemen.

Moscow justified the actions of a fighter jets that intercepted an American aircraft in an "unsafe" manner by saying that the American aircraft was on course to illegally enter Russian airspace.

"Unsafe actions have the potential to cause serious harm and injury to all air crews involved", Baldanza told the outlet.

During the last months, similar incidents were registered in the zone of the Baltic Sea and near the Russian western enclave of Kaliningrad, in the Kamchatka peninsula, near the USA state of Alaska and in other regions. After the spy plane was intercepted by the Russian Air Force, the U.S. aircraft changed course and flew away.

The latest incident comes amid Russia's accusations, made earlier this month, in which they called the US -led coalition force combating Islamic State militants in Syria "occupying forces".


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