Russian fighter jet accidentally attacked British reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea


A Russian Su-27 fighter fired a missile near a British reconnaissance aircraft Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint, which was patrolling in international (neutral) airspace over the Black Sea. This was stated by the head of the British Ministry of Defense Ben Wallace, speaking in the country's parliament.


According to the functionary, the "potentially dangerous" incident occurred on September 29. He clarified that two Su-27s of the Russian Aerospace Forces flew up to the RC-135W and began to accompany him when he performed "everyday patrols over international (neutral) waters" along a pre-established route. This is a common practice, so the British did not expect one of the Russian pilots to fire a rocket.

Immediately after the incident, a British reconnaissance aircraft aborted its mission. At the same time, the British minister did not begin to tell that his reconnaissance aircraft had forgotten in the Black Sea. Wallace added that he talked about this with the head of the Russian Defense Ministry, Sergei Shoigu. The Russian minister assured him that an unfortunate technical malfunction, i.e. no one specifically launched a rocket.

We do not believe this was a deliberate escalation by the Russians, our analysis confirms that it was a glitch

Wallace concluded.
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  1. Corsair Offline Corsair
    Corsair (DNR) 20 October 2022 15: 09
    +6
    According to the functionary, the incident occurred on September 29. He clarified that immediately after the incident, the British plane aborted its mission.

    But ... You have to understand that this incident did not enlighten them and they continue provocative flights.
    1. krot Offline krot
      krot (Paul) 20 October 2022 15: 15
      -2
      They will fly near our borders, and such another failure can lead to disaster ..
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 20 October 2022 15: 38
        +13
        Such a failure and the fall of an English intelligence officer will not lead to any catastrophe, except for a mountain of papers of diplomatic protests, accusations and other noise ... Of course, you need to act thoughtfully. For example, a large reconnaissance UAV accidentally collided with an English intelligence officer in neutral waters. Both made reconnaissance, a random collision, being in the same reconnaissance area. A Hunter or a similar high-speed one would come up here, it's expensive, but what can you do for the sake of bosom "friends" ...
      2. Sergey Morozov_2 (Sergey Morozov) 21 October 2022 14: 48
        +1
        I doubt that they will write everything off for the second already, "an accident." However, everything will be like with the nuclear submarine, Kursk.
  2. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 20 October 2022 15: 13
    0
    The Russian minister assured him that there had been an unfortunate technical malfunction; no one specifically launched a rocket.

    Quote: Ben Wallace
    We do not believe this was a deliberate escalation by the Russians, our analysis confirms that it was a glitch

    And there are smart people among them.
  3. Alexey P. Offline Alexey P.
    Alexey P. (Alexey P.) 20 October 2022 15: 21
    +1
    let him think so
  4. Pravodel Offline Pravodel
    Pravodel (ppp) 20 October 2022 15: 21
    +6
    Very interesting news ... More often such technical malfunctions, then the Englishwoman might stop shitting ...
    1. Stefanych Offline Stefanych
      Stefanych (Valery Goncharov) 20 October 2022 15: 45
      +1
      Will she get constipated? laughing
  5. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 20 October 2022 15: 42
    +6
    There is one interesting moment in this incident.
    The “injured” side had to admit that it was unintentional. The very one that usually forces us to take certain actions. It is clear that they would gladly jump at this opportunity if it did not violate their plans. It's just "still early".
    This happened many times in the Soviet years, when they "released the brakes" on situations that forced them to start a third world war.
    This incident shows how we really need to deal with the Anglo-Saxons. We should rely not on our primitive "dimensionless" fear of consequences, but on a sober idea of ​​the limits of what is reasonable for them
  6. Roman 017 Offline Roman 017
    Roman 017 (Roman Nicitin) 20 October 2022 15: 49
    +2
    There is nothing to fly where they were not called. Fly along with your Britain and you will not snatch off a "random" rocket.
  7. yo yo Offline yo yo
    yo yo (Vasya Vasin) 20 October 2022 16: 11
    +1
    If anyone else continues to sniff out something near the Russian border, then again
    "an unfortunate technical malfunction will occur, i.e. no one specifically launched a rocket"
    1. Luenkov Offline Luenkov
      Luenkov (Arkady) 21 October 2022 08: 55
      0
      A private aviation company is being created in the Russian Federation for deep-sea reconnaissance in the Black Sea by the Air Force. NATO. Zanyr from heights from 5 km.
  8. Dingo Offline Dingo
    Dingo (Victor) 20 October 2022 16: 25
    +2
    The pilot who fired the rocket, I hope, was promoted?
    And gratitude to the ranks - for serving the Motherland?
    1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 20 October 2022 18: 08
      -2
      Holy simplicity. The pilot of the aircraft, the technician who carried out the pre-flight preparation of the board, as well as, at a minimum, the commander of the unit and his deputy for weapons, at best, will receive a pronunciator in the shoulders.
      1. Dingo Offline Dingo
        Dingo (Victor) 20 October 2022 18: 58
        +3
        No, you are wrong here ... In the Soviet army they would have done that ... Remember the fuel dumping by our fighter onto the deck of their aircraft carrier? It's been a while, really...
  9. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 20 October 2022 16: 29
    +4
    Undoubtedly, this is a technical malfunction. Didn't hit... laughing
  10. doc8673 Offline doc8673
    doc8673 (Vyacheslav) 20 October 2022 16: 34
    0
    eeeeee shaves, return the rocket ..........
  11. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 October 2022 17: 26
    -1
    All nonsense.
    For this reason, reconnaissance aircraft were invented to "routinely patrol over international (neutral) waters", and not gather dust in a hangar.
    And V-V rockets - in order to fly in the air, and not to show off in stock
  12. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 20 October 2022 17: 31
    0
    Small-shaven people are not afraid, they have high-capacity diapers.
  13. NatiKoshka_87 Offline NatiKoshka_87
    NatiKoshka_87 (Ela) 20 October 2022 18: 06
    -3
    So the hot phase of the third world war almost began, and no one would begin to figure out whether it was a mistake and a technical malfunction or a deliberate and conscious action. It won't matter anymore.
  14. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 20 October 2022 23: 22
    0
    ... And the rocket flew past ... Oh, what a shame that the rocket hit the Black Sea - after all, the great Ukrainians dug it up by working hard ... What a shame.
    1. vik669 Offline vik669
      vik669 (vik669) 21 October 2022 11: 53
      +1
      Yes, money down the drain - a pity!
  15. Avedi Offline Avedi
    Avedi (Ankh) 21 October 2022 06: 42
    +1
    unintentional start - nonsense for downs))
    1. vik669 Offline vik669
      vik669 (vik669) 21 October 2022 11: 58
      +1
      So the answer is for downs!
  16. Ugr Offline Ugr
    Ugr 21 October 2022 08: 51
    +4
    Well, yes, the pilot accidentally put a glass on the button ...
  17. Luenkov Offline Luenkov
    Luenkov (Arkady) 21 October 2022 08: 53
    +1
    What flew .. did not say. What accidentally flew away - did not say. Strange these British, the Black Sea power, briefly if.
  18. usm5 Offline usm5
    usm5 (George) 21 October 2022 09: 43
    +2
    I don't understand why the "Ukrainian" aircraft (some MiG-29 handed over by Azeibarjan) could not carry out the attack?
  19. Oleg Pertsev Offline Oleg Pertsev
    Oleg Pertsev (Oleg Pertsev) 21 October 2022 20: 50
    0
    It's a pity I didn't get it..