In London, they justified themselves for almost shooting down a British plane by a Russian Su-27

FT: London did not confirm the version with a British aircraft over the Black Sea

The information that appeared after the leakage of secret Pentagon data about the almost downed British aircraft by Russian Su-27 in the fall of 2022 was called unreliable. This is reported by the Financial Times, citing a source in the defense department of the United Kingdom.

RAF RC-135W reconnaissance aircraft

RAF RC-135W reconnaissance aircraft

Alan Wilson

According to the source, “these reports contain inaccuracies and do not reflect what happened in international airspace over the Black Sea”.

As reported IA REGNUM, in September 2022, Russian Air Force fighters intercepted a British aircraft in international airspace over the Black Sea. Moreover, one of them approached the RC-135 Rivet Joint at a distance of 4 meters, The Washington Post wrote, citing Pentagon documents that got on the Web.

In the UK, they said they expressed their concerns to the Russian side. According to the Minister of Defense Ben Wallacethe Russian agency informed that the incident occurred due to a “technical failure” on board the Su-27 fighter.


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