Russian Jet Flies Near U.S. Plane in ‘Unsafe’ Method

April 17, 2016

epa05257625 A handout image made available on 13 April 2016 by the US Navy shows A Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft makes a low altitude pass by USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) in the Baltic Sea, 12 April 2016. Donald Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.  EPA/US NAVY / HANDOUT BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

A handout picture made accessible on thirteen April 2016 by the US Navy exhibits A Russian Sukhoi Su-24 assault plane makes a low altitude cross by USS Donald Cook dinner (DDG seventy five) within the Baltic Sea on 12 April 2016.

A Russian jet flew aggressively near a U.S. reconnaissance airplane on Thursday within the newest unwelcome encounter with Russian forces in worldwide waters over the Baltic Sea, the Pentagon stated Saturday.

The Russian plane approached the RC-a hundred thirty five reconnaissance airplane in an “unsafe and unprofessional” method, the U.S. army stated, based on USA At the moment. The incident comes days after a Russian plane dangerously flew round the united statesDonald Cook dinner. In that occasion, a Russian plane carried out “a number of, aggressive flight maneuvers,” together with seven barrel rolls, across the U.S. Navy destroyer, authorities stated.

“There have been repeated incidents over the past yr the place Russian army plane have come shut sufficient to different air and sea visitors to lift critical security considerations, and we’re very involved with any such habits,” the Pentagon mentioned in an announcement. “The unsafe and unprofessional actions of a single pilot have the potential to unnecessarily escalate tensions between international locations.”