SHOCK: Russian Jet Fires Missile Near UK Surveillance Plane Over Black Sea

  • A Russian Su-27 fighter jet “released a missile” near a British RC-135 surveillance plane in international airspace over the Black Sea on Sept. 29, British Defense Minister Ben Wallace confirmed, Thursday.
  • Speaking before the British House of Commons, the main legislative chamber of British parliament, Wallace revealed to his colleagues that an unarmed RAF Rivet Joint was tailed by two Russian Su-27 warplanes while on routine patrol in international airspace last month.
  • Amid the 90-minute aviation interaction, one of the Russian jets fired a missile near the British surveillance aircraft, an apparent warning, although Wallace did not frame the incident that way. He instead called it a “potentially dangerous engagement.”
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