NBC: Russian su-27 flew within six metres of the US Navy aircraft
MOSCOW, may 12 — RIA Novosti. The American military claim that the Russian fighter may 9, flew a distance of seven meters from the reconnaissance aircraft of the US Navy over the Black sea, reports NBC.
The representative of the Navy captain Pamela Kunze reported that a Russian su-27 approached the P-8A Poseidon, when an American aircraft was performing a regular job in international airspace over the Black sea.
It is noted that, in the opinion of the commander of an American aircraft, the interaction between the two aircraft was safe and professional.
Kunze noted that the distance between the planes is not the only parameter based on which to assess the risks of this approach.