The US: the Russian Su-35 held an unsafe interception of the American aircraft

The US Navy reported that the Russian fighter flew at high speed directly in front of the aircraft performing the task, which endangered the pilots and crewmembers.

Russian fighter Su-35 conducted an unsafe interception of the American reconnaissance aircraft P-8A Poseidon over the Mediterranean Sea. This is stated in a statement issued on Tuesday by the press service of the sixth fleet of the US Navy.

“On June 4, 2019, the US P-8A Poseidon aircraft, flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea, was intercepted three times by the Russian Su-35 for 175 minutes. The first and third interactions were considered safe. The second interaction was defined as unsafe because the Su-35 flew at high speed directly in front of the aircraft performing the task, which endangered the pilots and crew members,” the press service said.