Malfunctioning Russian Missile May Have Saved RC-135 Spy Plane

Anonymous U.S. officials and leaked documents suggest that only a defective missile may have prevented a British RC-135 being shot down.

“The latest revelations to emerge from the leak of classified materials from the Department of Defense appear to provide a very different picture of the encounter between a U.K. Royal Air Force RC-135W Rivet Joint electronic surveillance aircraft and a Russian Su-27 Flanker fighter jet over the Black Sea last September 29.

While you can read our original reporting of that incident here, the new account suggests that, following a misunderstood order, a Flanker deliberately fired an air-to-air missile at the spy plane, but that the weapon malfunctioned. If that’s true, then it seems that a massive international incident and escalation may have been avoided thanks to nothing more than a faulty weapon.”


By Radiopatriot

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