A passenger jet flying from Tel Aviv to Moscow was pressured to alter altitude over the Black Sea to keep away from collision with a US spy airplane, a Russian air visitors management supply has instructed Moscow’s Interfax.
The American reconnaissance plane was “chaotically” crossing civilian aviation routes within the space on Friday and ended up approaching an Airbus jet at a dangerously shut distance, in line with the company.
At some level, “there were less than 20 meters between the two planes in the vertical line,” he insisted. Air visitors management reportedly ordered the civilian airplane to descend 500 meters and take a safer flight degree.
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency declined to touch upon the incident when approached by the media.
The incident was doubtless attributable to one of many two US spy planes that had been noticed near Russian borders on the day.
Russian Su-27 and Su-30 fighters had been engaged to escort them away from the nation’s airspace. The American planes had been recognized as a Boeing RC-135V Rivet Joint and a Bombardier CL-600 Artemis, in line with Russia’s Defense Ministry.