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International airspace: US and Venezuela blame each other for plane incident

2 22.07.2019 Инфо

M/S Venezuelan SU-30 Flanker, international airspace
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M/S Venezuelan SU-30 Flanker
W/S Venezuelan SU-30 Flanker
The US military said a Venezuelan fighter jet made an ‘unsafe’ approach to one of its aircraft in the international airspace on July 19. Footage showing the Venezuelan plane was published on Sunday.
The US military statement said: "The Russian-made fighter aggressively shadowed the EP-3 at an unsafe distance in international airspace for a prolonged period of time, endangering the safety of the crew and jeopardizing the EP-3 mission."
Venezuela's military accused the US of violating its airspace saying the aircraft was intercepted by two of its fighter jets.