Russian fighter jet performs dangerous maneuvers in front of U.S. anti-sub aircraft in Mediterranean

Source : 112 Ukraine

Sukhoi Su-35 intercepted PA-8 Poseidon, making a high-speed pass in front of it; the move caused a wake of turbulence
10:14, 5 June 2019


Russian Air Force fighter intercepted U.S. anti-submarine aircraft over the Mediterranean. USNI News reported that, referring to the statement released by the 6th U.S. Fleet on late Tuesday, June 4. 

U.S. Navy's P-8A Poseidon encountered Russia's Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E). The fighter jet intercepted the American plane three times, with the second maneuver considered dangerous for the U.S. aircraft.

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“The second interaction was determined to be unsafe due to the Su-35 conducting a high speed pass directly in front of the mission aircraft, which put our pilots and crew at risk. The crew of the P-8A reported wake turbulence following the second interaction. The duration of the intercept was approximately 28 minutes”, the 6th U.S. Fleet claimed.

The Navy added that 'while the Russian aircraft was operating in international airspace, this interaction was irresponsible'.

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