According to US Defense officials, cited by the Reuters news agency.
A Russian fighter jet intercepted a US spy plane flying over the Black Sea, according to US Defense officials cited by the Reuters news agency. The officials said that there were multiple interactions between two aircraft and called the intercept by the Russian jet “unsafe and unprofessional.”
US Aircraft Reportedly Intercepted by Russian Jet Was in International Airspace – EUCOM Official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the incident lasted about 19 minutes and the Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter came within 10 feet of the U.S. Navy P-8 surveillance plane. Officials were now talking with the pilot and reviewing the incident to determine whether it would be included in the annual meeting of U.S. and Russian officials about more serious intercepts, the official added.