VIDEO: Russian Fighter Jets Conduct Dangerous Flybys On USS Donald Cook In Baltic Sea

By  //  April 14, 2016

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ABOVE VIDEO: Pairs of Russian SU-24 fighters overflew the destroyer USS Donald Cook at close range while it was in international waters this week  in the Baltic Sea, 70 nautical miles off of Kaliningrad, Russia, according to a U.S. Defense official.

LiveLeak.com –  Pairs of Russian SU-24 fighters overflew the destroyer USS Donald Cook at close range while it was in international waters this week  in the Baltic Sea, 70 nautical miles off of Kaliningrad, Russia, according to a U.S. Defense official.

The fighters ignored repeated communications from the American ship, and the ship’s captain has labeled the Russian overflights as “unsafe and unprofessional,” the official said.

The destroyer was conducting flight operations with a Polish military helicopter that was conducting landing operations on the ship, the official said.

A pair of unarmed Russian SU-24’s then “conducted a series of low passes over the ships, came within 1,000 yards and within 100 feet of altitude,” the official said, noting that the aircraft eventually conducted 20 passes over the destroyer.


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