Russian fighter makes ‘unsafe close range intercept’ with U.S. anti-submarine aircraft

September 7, 2016 7:01 PM

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Russian fighter makes ‘unsafe close range intercept’ with U.S. anti-submarine aircraft

A Russian fighter aircraft made an “unsafe close range intercept” with a U.S. Navy jet over the Black Sea on Wednesday.

Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said in an emailed statement that the Russian Su-27 spent 19 minutes intercepting the U.S. P-8A Poseidon and that the P-8 was conducting “routine operations in international airspace.”

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