Dangerous proximity of military aircraft of Russia and the United States occurred in the skies over Syria, according to CNN.
As has told to Agency Lieutenant General, U.S. air force Jeff Harrigan, the incident happened on October 17.
According to the General, both aircraft carried out night flight off the signal lights. They approached at a distance less than half a mile (800 metres). Harrigan stated that at this distance the American plane could fall into the turbulence of the jet of the Russian fighter.
The American command assumes that the Russian aircraft was escorted by reconnaissance aircraft and carried out a maneuver close to the American plane.