US releases video on drone downing in Black Sea

Published March 16th, 2023 - 10:04 GMT
Video shows Russian fighter jet colliding with US jet

ALBAWABA - The United States European Command released a video on the downing of the MQ-9 Reaper that was "unprofessionally" intercepted by a Russian Su-27 over the Black Sea on Thursday.

In the video and a U.S. military statement released Thursday, the Russian jetfighter is seen approaching the drone, before it twice releases unspecified liquid, which the statement said was fuel while passing the drone.

Then, at 29 seconds into the video, the Russian warplane is seen crashing into the MQ-9 Reaper drone. The images go off until the 60-second mark, then the feed gets reestablished and one of the drone's propellers is seen visibly damaged.

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