US Air Force Plane Intercepted By Russian Jet In “Unsafe” Manner, According To The Pentagon


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, AFP reports.

“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.

It came shortly after Russian aircraft repeatedly buzzed the USS Donald Cook this past week, including an incident Tuesday in which a Russian Su-24 flew 30 feet (nine meters) above the war ship in a “simulated attack profile,” according to the US military’s European Command.




  1. Uh oh!
    Is this the beginning of something that hasn’t happened in many years? Are we seeing history repeat itself?
    This just goes to show how low the US has dropped in the world’s view under the Kenyan president.

    • Oh, please. If we would have shot down the plane, we would have all out war with Russia. Is that what you want?

      Sabre rattling is one thing; war is another.

      Good thing YOU’RE not President!