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April 30, 2016 9:09 pm

Russia Justifies Fighter Jet’s ‘Barrel Roll’ Over US Air Force Plane

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Russian warplanes. Photo: Wikipedia.

Russian warplanes. Photo: Wikipedia.

Russia said on Saturday it had sent a fighter plane on Friday to intercept a US aircraft approaching its border over the Baltic Sea because the American plane had turned off its transponder, which is needed for identification.

The Pentagon said the US Air Force RC-135 plane had been flying a routine route in international airspace and that the Russian SU-27 fighter had intercepted it in an “unsafe and unprofessional” way.

Read full story at The Telegraph.

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