Fox News: Russian Su-27 fighter came within 5 feet of U.S. recon plane


As it was reported by Fox News on June 20th, Russian Su-27 approached a reconnaissance aircraft of the U.S. Air Force Boeing RC-135 over the Baltic Sea.

This information was revealed to the TV channel by two U.S. officials. One source noted that the Russian fighter was armed with air-to-air missiles, and it came within 5 feet of the American aircraft. Another official called the flight of the Su-27 “provocative”, and its maneuvers “erratical.”

As the channel notes, since June 2th there were more than 35 incidents recorded over the Baltic Sea between Russian and American aircraft and ships. Fox News emphasizes that today’s rapprochement was called “unsafe” by American officials.