US Air Force plane intercepted by Russian jet in ‘unsafe’ manner: Pentagon

April 17, 2016 2:34 PM

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By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, WASHINGTON, United States, Apr 17 – A US Air Force reconnaissance plane was intercepted by a Russian SU-27 jet in an “unsafe and unprofessional” manner while in international airspace over the Baltic Sea, the Pentagon said.

“The US aircraft was operating in international airspace and at no time crossed into Russian territory,” Laura Seal, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said of Thursday’s incident.

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