FOX News: Russian fighter jet comes with 20 feet of US Navy aircraft, official says
A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. Navy reconnaissance aircraft flying in the Black Sea on Tuesday -- the incident coming a day before Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Washington.
The Russian jet came as close as 20 feet to the American plane and remained that close for five minutes, a U.S. defense official told Fox News.
"While this one was considered by the flight crew to be safe and professional, this sort of close encounter certainly has the possibility to become dangerous in a hurry," the defense official said.
An Su-27 Russian jet made the close approach to the P-8A Poseidon while the Navy plane was in international airspace.
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WNU Editor: Russian officials are calling their jet’s intercept a “greeting” maneuver.
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