Russian jet intercepts USA aircraft over Black Sea

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28 de noviembre de 2017, 07:16Moscow, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) A Russian fighter SU-30 flew over a USA reconaissance aircraft Poseidon (P-8A) and forced it to retreat from a zone near the airspace of this country over the Black Sea, informed the Ministry of Defense.

The maneuver left "violent turbulence" in its wake, forcing the P-8A to deal with a 15-degree roll, according to Baldanza.

At its closest point, the Russian fighter came within 50 feet of the US jet. It is reported that the incident lasted for around 24 minutes.

In June, the pilot of a United States bomber filmed the nail-biting moment a Russian fighter jet swooped alongside him over the Baltic Sea.

"The P-8 was forced to fly through the jet wash of the SU-30", Baldanza said.

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"After being identified by a Russian fighter, the USA reconnaissance plane changed its route and set course away from Russia's airspace", TASS reported, citing the Russian military.

This isn't the first hairy encounter between US and Russian aircrafts.

The Russian fighter jet buzzed the US Navy reconnaissance plane at around 1pm local time (10:00 GMT) as it was flying over the neutral waters of the Black Sea, the ministry said. The U.S. Navy deemed the interaction safe.

The spokeswoman for the Pentagon said the USA aircraft "did nothing to provoke this Russian behavior".