Russian Jet Barrel Rolls Over US Plane

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  1. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Lieutenant Colonel

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    Washington (CNN)A U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane was barrel-rolled by a Russian jet over the Baltic Sea during a routine flight in international airspace, U.S. European Command said Saturday, but Russia disputed that account.

    The incident Thursday occurred when a Russian jet "performed erratic and aggressive maneuvers" as it flew within 50 feet of the U.S. aircraft's wing tip, Danny Hernandez, a spokesman for U.S. European Command, said in a response to a question from CNN.
    The Russian Su-27 began the barrel roll from the left side of the U.S. RC-135 and went over the top of it to end on the right side of the aircraft, European Command said.
    The RC-135 aircraft was "intercepted by a Russian SU-27 in an unsafe and unprofessional manner," Hernandez said, adding that the U.S. plane never entered Russian territory.

    "The unsafe and unprofessional actions of a single pilot have the potential to unnecessarily escalate tensions between countries," said Hernandez, who added the United States is protesting with the Russian government.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/16/politics/russian-jet-barrel-rolled-us-aircraft/

    Good entertainment for Vladimir and Natasha sitting in their old communist apartment bloc worrying about their economic future. PUTIN STRONK!!!!
     
  2. Atilla

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    They always push and try to humiliate other countries but they got a slap from us after multiple airspace violations and locking on our jets.

    I would like to see them play games with US airspace in Alaska and see what happens. Do they have the will do to this?
     
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    Cossack25A1 1st Lieutenant

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    Looks like Russia is doing what China did, with the same type of aircraft no less.
     
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