ALERT Close encounter between US Navy P-8 Poseidon and Russian Su-27

Russian Ministry of Defense statement: On September 7, 2016US Navy reconnaissance aircraft P-8 “Poseidon” tried twice to get close to the state border of the Russian Federation over the Black Sea without transponders. Su-27 fighters from Belbek airbase were scrambled. When Russian fighters approached the US reconnaissance aircraft for visual identification, American plane abruptly changed course to the opposite…