Russian Fighter ‘Buzzed’ U.S. Spy Plane

Posted June 3, 2014 at 2:29pm

Stars and Stripes reports that “in a Cold War-style confrontation, a Russian fighter got too close for comfort to a U.S. electronic reconnaissance plane in late April, prompting complaints to Russian officials from top U.S. military officials.”  

“’On the afternoon of April 23, a U.S. Air Force RC-135U flying in international airspace on a routine mission over the sea of Okhotsk was intercepted by a single Russian Su-27 Flanker,’ Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters Tuesday. ‘The Su-27 approached the RC-135 across the nose of the US aircraft within approximately 100 feet.’”