On Friday, December 5, a passenger plane flying from Tel Aviv to Moscow changed course over the Black Sea.
According to Interfax, the pilot made such a maneuver to avoid a dangerous rapprochement with a foreign reconnaissance aircraft.
According to a source in the air traffic control services, one of the two reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea randomly crossed the established civil routes. aviation. As a result, there was a rapprochement with an Airbus passenger plane.
“The crew reported that an alarm about a dangerous approach was triggered. The vertical distance between the planes was less than 20 meters. The dispatchers gave the command to the civilian aircraft to descend 500 meters and take a safer echelon, “the source said.
It is clarified that on Friday, Russia raised two Su-27 and Su-30 aircraft into air fighters to escort two aircraft over the Black Sea. US intelligence officers.