Russian supersonic warplane flies within 50 feet of US spy plane in Asia – just a week after Pentagon hit out at the Kremlin for two close encounters in the Baltic Sea

Thursday, April 28, 2016
By Paul Martin

US P-8 Maritime Patrol was flying near Kamchatka Peninsula on April 21
It was a routine flight – but a Russian MiG-31 zoomed into its course
The move came a week after a Russian plane barreled over a US plane
And days earier, two Russian aircraft buzzed a US warship in the Baltic Sea

28 April 2016

A Russian warplane flew within 50 feet of a US surveillance aircraft in Asia last week.

The US P-8 Maritime Patrol reconnaissance was conducting a routine mission in international airspace near the Kamchatka Peninsula on April 21.

But during the exercise, it was intercepted by an MiG-31 Russian jet – a supersonic jet, which is one of the fastest combat planes in the world.

It came just days after a Russian Su-27 barrel-rolled over an American RC-135 reconnaissance plane near the Baltic Sea on April 14 – a move deemed ‘unsafe’ by the Pentagon.

The Russian jet began its course on the left side of the American reconnaissance plane, then went over it while spiraling on itself and finished on the right side.

And on April 11, the Pentagon slammed Russia after two Su-24 aircraft came within feet of the USS Donald Cook, a missile destroyer.

Secretary of State John Kerry said the Navy ship could have opened fire on the Russian military jets that buzzed around it.

The altercations come as Russia increases its patrol of borders using attack submarines.

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