Russian jet intercepts US Navy spy plane over Black Sea

Tu-95MS strategic bombers

A US military aircraft was put at risk during flight operations over the Black Sea when a Russian fighter jet made two unsafe passes, Navy officials said in a statement, Stars and Stripes reported on Monday.

During the 25-minute intercept, the Navy said the Russian SU-27 sped directly past the front of the aircraft.

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.

He says it was deemed an unsafe encounter that put the USA pilots and crew at risk. "The duration of the intercept was approximately 25 minutes".

The Navy EP-3 was operating out of Souda Bay, Greece, according to Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon.

The Su-27 then "accompanied it, preventing violations of the border of the airspace of the Russian Federation in compliance with all necessary security measures", the statement added.

More news: Man killed in third shark attack off Australia's popular Whitsunday Islands

"Jet wash" from the Russian engines posed a danger to aircraft flying nearby as the pilot charged up his afterburners.

"There's just absolutely no reason for this type of behavior", said Pahon, who noted that the American aircraft was flying a routine mission in global airspace "and the Russian aircraft kind of came out of nowhere and did not one, but two passes close to our aircraft". The Russian jet flew past it a second time, applying its afterburner while conducting a banking turn away.

The Navy released a short video clip Monday of the Russian jet's afterburner flaring alongside the US aircraft.

According to the Russian defense ministry, the fighter jet returned to its home base after the USA plane altered its flight course away from Russian airspace.

The US Navy also noted that the jet's actions caused turbulence and vibrations for the spy plane's crew.

"The smallest lapse of focus or error in airmanship by the intercepting aircrew can have disastrous consequences", Navy Capt. Bill Ellis, commander of Task Force 67, said at the time in a statement.

Related News:

  • Demi Lovato reportedly out of rehab

    Demi Lovato reportedly out of rehab

    Three months after her apparent overdose, Demi Lovato is not rushing to return to work, and is instead taking time to focus on her sobriety.
    Le’Veon Bell Just Announced Some Big News On Twitter

    Le’Veon Bell Just Announced Some Big News On Twitter

    Other reports indicate Pittsburgh didn't receive calls from teams interested in the disgruntled back prior to the trade deadline. We need volunteers, not hostages". "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it".
    Why Apple shares are selling off

    Why Apple shares are selling off

    Apple's cautious forecast could accelerate investor fears that have in turn erased stock market gains for much of the year. Apple was unique among big smartphone makers in saying how many phones it sold and what the average price was.
  • Supreme Court Says Climate Case Can Go To Trial

    Supreme Court Says Climate Case Can Go To Trial

    The lawsuit was filed in 2015 against former President Barack Obama and government agencies in a federal court in Eugene, Oregon. The trial beginning Monday is a consolidated case of lawsuits brought by the ACLU and a multi-state coalition led by NY .
    Asus Zenfone 6 flaunts freakish  corner notch in leaked hands-on video

    Asus Zenfone 6 flaunts freakish corner notch in leaked hands-on video

    While it's unclear if this is the final build of the ZenFone 6, the device looks quite interesting and is definitely unique. There's plenty of time until MWC at the end of February, so I'm sure we'll hear more about it between now and then.
    Japan 31-69 New Zealand: Steve Hansen impressed by Japan 'razzle-dazzle'

    Japan 31-69 New Zealand: Steve Hansen impressed by Japan 'razzle-dazzle'

    They played good rugby that was a triumph for their instincts and natural talents rather than any clever or detailed coaching. Japan crossed the whitewash five times and Hansen said the 2019 World Cup hosts were getting "better and better".
  • PTV’s Gaffe: Imran Khan Shown Speaking from ‘Begging’, Not Beijing

    PTV’s Gaffe: Imran Khan Shown Speaking from ‘Begging’, Not Beijing

    FILE - A Pakistani motorcyclist drives on a newly built Pakistan China Silk Road in Haripur, Pakistan, Dec. 22, 2017. Pakistan's foreign reserves have plunged 42 percent since the start of the year and now stand at about $8 billion.
    Georgia Marching Band Displays Racial Slur During Performance

    Georgia Marching Band Displays Racial Slur During Performance

    As the investigation into the matter is still ongoing, it's presently unclear what exactly will happen to the teenage musicians. The skit was meant to recreate a scene from the Denzel Washington-led 2002 film, "John Q".
    'Deeply sorry': Rebel Wilson apologises for plus-size claim

    'Deeply sorry': Rebel Wilson apologises for plus-size claim

    Fans have also pointed out that actress and rapper Queen Latifah , 48, also starred in the 2006 rom-com Last Holiday . The Australian actress quipped: "I'm proud to be the first-ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy".
  • Harvick Warrants His Shot At NASCAR Cup Title With Victory In Texas

    Harvick Warrants His Shot At NASCAR Cup Title With Victory In Texas

    After the first of the late restarts, Harvick was on the inside and was able to keep Blaney from clearing him on the backstretch. Follow along as we provide live race results and highlights from Sunday's AAA Texas 500 . "It just didn't happen".
    Actor Idris Elba named People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

    Actor Idris Elba named People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

    But as soon as I could grow a mustache, I was the coolest kid on the block. "Grew a moustache, had some muscles, bonkers". The star was preceded by Blake Shelton who won last year's coveted title much to the surprise of many.
    NBC and Fox News yank Trump’s anti-immigrant campaign ad

    NBC and Fox News yank Trump’s anti-immigrant campaign ad

    Yet that didn't stop NBC , Fox News , and Facebook from running versions of the ad over the weekend. When asked about the offensive nature of the ad, Trump said, "Well, a lot of things are offensive".


Most liked

'Miracle' as New Zealand toddler rescued from sea
But after treatment from paramedics he was given the all clear and Whyte said he was unaffected by his ordeal. Mr Hutt found the youngster floating in the water after returning to check his lines at 7.15am.

Tesla envisions 'partial presence' in India by 2019 end
Similarly, in May, Musk had made apparent the challenges Tesla was facing when it came to executing the company's plans for India. Elon Musk , has revealed the company's plans of expanding its overall market beyond North America, Europe, and China.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) profit nearly doubles in 3rd quarter
A slump in Berkshire shares over the past month raises the question of whether Buffett will buy back more stock. Buffett spent $928 million to repurchase 225 Class A shares and 4.1 million Class B shares during the quarter.

Coach Adam Gase said safety Reshad Jones took himself out vs. Jets
At 3-6, the Jets likely are doomed to miss the playoffs yet again, and now they must seriously evaluate their rookie quarterback. Jones, 30, wasn't the first football star to leave mid-game in recent weeks. "It was just me turning the ball over", he said.

Another horse has died at the Melbourne Cup
The Melbourne Cup has again been marred by the death of a horse, this time the Irish-trained The Cliffsofmoher. "It's very said. It could have been worse, Ryan [Moore] could have taken a fall off him, someone could have been seriously injured".

Liverpool receive timely boost ahead of Red Star Belgrade encounter
Xherdan Shaqiri will miss the clash as Klopp anticipates he is likely to receive a bad reception due to political reasons. We can do much better than we did in the previous two matches".

Angry U.S. voters head to midterm polls in referendum on Trump
The S&P 500 slumped almost 20 per cent during the government shutdown that occurred during Congress's 2011 debt-ceiling impasse. The median House district went for Donald Trump by more than three points, even though he lost the popular vote by two points.

Ireland says United Kingdom can not unilaterally ditch border backstop in Brexit negotiations
Mrs May failed to resolve the impasse over the Irish border in a phone call with the Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar . More than 70 business leaders, including lastminute.com founder Martha Lane Fox and former J.

Blow for City as Belgian star ruled out
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is crossing his fingers that midfielder Kevin De Bruyne's latest injury is not serious. He hobbled from the pitch in the 85th minute, after Fulham defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah landed heavily on his leg.

Mexican drug lord El Chapo goes on trial in NY
The trial, which one expert says will cost the USA taxpayer more than $50m (£38m), will hear several hundred witnesses testify. Guzman has been held in solitary confinement in NY since Mexico extradited him and he spends 23 hours a day in his cell.

Florida teen charged with killing mother, burying her body over poor grade
At first he drove to Daytona's Holly Hill area to dump her corpse but headed back to find a shovel before heading to the church. A Florida teenager was charged with murder after confessing to killing his mother over a poor grade report, authorities said.

Crown Prince of Johor congratulates Joe Flizzow on MTV win
The Havana, Cuba native was selected as Best Artist over Drake, Dua Lipa, Grande, and Post Malone. For Best Group, BTS beat out 5 Seconds of Summer and PRETTYMUCH to take home the prize.

Samsung Galaxy X aka Galaxy F foldable phone is coming soon
We've seen foldable displays and concept phones from various companies but nothing concrete on a production unit from Samsung. He tweeted: "I can't speak for Samsung . but I do know that LG plans to unveil a foldable phone at its 2019 CES keynote".

Runaway train derailed after 92km trip without driver in Western Australia
In 2017, BHP was ranked as the world's largest mining company and it primarily mines coal, copper, iron ore and petroleum.

NASA’s Dawn mission to asteroid belt ends
Dawn is a project of the directorate's Discovery Program, managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. NASA has lost a second spacecraft this week, ending a fruitful mission in the asteroid belt .