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US Navy plane has unsafe encounter with Russian fighter over Black Sea

November 28, 2017 12:32 AM
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US Navy plane has unsafe encounter with Russian fighter over Black Sea

A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon surveillance plane had an “unsafe interaction” with a Russian SU-30 fighter jet this Saturday that used its afterburners as it flew in front of the American plane over the Black Sea, according to a U.S. official. It was the first unsafe encounter for a U.S. military aircraft in months.

According to the U.S. official, the Navy plane was flying over the Black Sea when it was intercepted by a Russian SU-30 "Flanker" fighter.

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