Russian Jet Barrel Roles US Plane Again

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  1. Falcon

    Falcon Major Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Russians 'barrel roll' over another U.S. Air Force plane

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    A Russian SU-27 conducted a "barrel roll" Friday over the top of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 which was flying a reconnaissance mission in international airspace above the Baltic Sea, two U.S. defense officials told CNN.

    The SU-27 approached alongside within 100 feet of the U.S. aircraft and then flew inverted over the top of the plane to the other side. The U.S. considers this a very unsafe aerial maneuver and is expected to voice its concerns to the Russians, one of the officials said.

    This is the second barrel roll maneuver over a U.S. aircraft by the Russians this month. On April 14, a Russian jet "performed erratic and aggressive maneuvers" as it flew within 50 feet of a U.S. aircraft's wing tip, Danny Hernandez, a spokesman for U.S. European Command, said in a response to a question from CNN.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/29/politics/russians-barrel-roll-air-force-plane/
     
  2. Bob Hunter 45

    Bob Hunter 45 2nd Lieutenant

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    Is there any doubt that Putin approves of this now? Why do we cooperate with them on anything now? I supposed they will send a strongly worded email to the Russian Embassy!
     
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