Russian planes intercepted by US air force near Alaska

Russian planes intercepted by US air force near Alaska

The fighters were approached by the US air force while on a routine training mission

Friday, May 5, 2017

Russian airplanes were intercepted by US Air Force personnel above the Pacific Ocean near Alaska today.

Footage published on Facebook by the Russian Defense Ministry shows US fighters coming close to their Russian counterparts. 

Russia Today is claiming this encounter came during one of a series of routine training missions in neutral airspace over the ocean. 

The Pentagon has corroborated this, saying the Russian fighter pilots had been conducting their mission in a safe and professional manner. 

See the video here: 

 

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