During the intercept of the RC-135U, the Russian pilot flew as close as 15 feet alongside the American reconnaissance plane, a Defense Department official said. It then banked hard to the right “with a heavy amount of power, which caused a destabilizing action for the RC-135.”
The official said intercepts of American reconnaissance flights are common, “but this was unusually close,” which “was enough to cause concern.”
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