A Russian fighter jet forced down a US Air Force drone over the Black Sea after damaging the propeller of the American MQ-9 Reaper drone, according to a US official familiar with the incident. #CNN #News
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Wanting Russia to respect international law over the Black Sea right now is a good joke .
@Billy Cole II hehehe good question …as usual dogs doing around the planet
@Corinne M. hahahaha yea always excuse …go to your own backyard and play the game ..her will be consequences maybeeeee
@Renaissance more like Turkish . They Control the Bosfor entry & exit .
@Bob yeah imagine the US did the same when they dropped bomb in Vietnam and Irag.
Prayers and thoughts for the family of the drone.
@king fox Interesting!
@Dr Evil Gotta keep on keeping on.
@Dario Mladenovski Like the China Balloon collecting weather data !!!
The Russian pilot rolled down the window and whacked the drone with a shovel.
@Retrocomputing Yes, this is a humiliated Ukrainian, of course he knows Russian.
No he actually threw a potato at it 😂
I have only one question – doesn’t the reconnaissance drone transmit back the video? Perhaps it would be easier to just show what happened.
@a modern alchemist still could not stop flying ✈ Into towers 😂
And why? It’s better to break the comedy.
@Failra Has to be declassified ))) PG pictures are not allowed to be shown🥳🥳
My condolences to the drones family
@Eugene Kaptur the su didn’t go down it’s a much bigger plane the drone is a toy in comparison
And condolences to the balloon family too.
Imagine a Russian plane flying over the international air space over the Bay of Mexico.
@spooky dont we always play victim though?
They fly around Alaska all the time. its called brinkmanship and posturing
@Zaconrye They might try to claim Alaska back too. Saying it used to be part of Russia, and they got a bad deal when they sold it to the USA. 😄
So a U.S. spy drone is over the Black Sea during a war where Russian forces are clearly fighting. Now that’s a surprise.
@Galaxy Tablet International waters vs exclusive economic zone. Exclusive economic zone does not provide a sovereign right to airspace…it provides a soveriegn right below the surface…
@Marin Sarbu better back to your corner and do not use always excuse
It’s professionally downed without bullet or rocket.
A poor pilot that wrecked into it. 😂
@Beau R mustve been japanese
@Beau R kamikaze 😂😂
This sounds to me like a successful Russian operation to hijack the most advanced American drone and absorb the technologies in it. 😅
@Dimitrius Maybe…but I don’t see the point. I think the point was the action itself.
@Greg Stella When a mosquito buzzes overhead, it is killed, although it has not done anything yet.
@Greg Stella depending on your definition of incredible I guess. If they are able to re engineer the tech itself they might gain insight in how to track or even hijack those drones. I don’t see them starting to build reaper drones aswell but military equipment can hold some “expensive” tech/advancements which backwards Russia sure would appreciate.
That’s why they didn’t use missile to down that drone
Imagine if a Russian drone was in “international water” near America
USA rules – you can say but cant touch !!!Nice job Russia !!!
First. Do Russia have such suveilance aircraft? No ! Second. Reaper flew very far from Russian teritory in international space.
@Tony Velasquez It was 1945. And I’m glad you’re not the president.
If the incident was off the Florida coast in the Caribbean I would be concerned about the US interests. However near the Russian border an US spy drone is clearly at its own. As a tax payer however I am concerned about wasting expensive military hardware. At the end of the day someone should pay for all these toys, isn’t it?
The REGULARLY- fly off our coast. They outrigh violate nato airspace.. How much you geet paid to be a troll? 3 rubles an hour? 😂😂😂😂👌
LOL, were you trying to make us think you are American, because, yeah, no, axaxaxaxaxa.
Well said !!!
Pilot’s mission: Take that drone down without using any guns.
Pilot: That’s it?
@Londo p. Did you know that Long time ago in 1987 SU-57 also intercept P-3 Orion maritime patrol belong Norwegian using same methode. Russia not running out of missile LOL
@Nufail Hanif you obviously took my comment too seriously, yes russia still has a few missiles
@ΜΘΗΔΜΜΞD ΛLI you obviously took my comment too seriously, yes, these fighters would also have had missiles
… and went to take a leak
@Lee Crumble He needed to take a leak, a lot of things had accumulated
We are sorry about what happened! We have already sent a rescue ship and will provide the drone with all necessary medical services at our expense! Our condolences to the family of the Victim (Drone) 🇷🇺❤🇺🇸
Chinese , pls learn from russian
What was the American drone doing 12 000 miles from Home. 🙄
Monitoring russians and sending info to ukraine offcourse.😁
They are foolish to send sophisticated drones I mean you have Sr71(they can bring back) china did that same thing with balloon 🎈
He got lost.
The cost of this excellent accomplished mission is way cheaper than millions of dollars wasted on shooting down a hobby balloon.
@fatalityInOne Do you understand saying “a threat of national security” is reason enough to use military asset to nullify such threat?
Heck the US even used lie of WMD to invade Iraq, a sovereign country which have no capability to threaten the US.
That sets the precedence of “rules-based international order” boasted by the US. So WTF are you crying about when everybody else lives by that rules?
@Dragil XCOM was in international waters, it was illegal, unprofessional, reckless and childish.
@Zaconrye Have you watch the video clip? It was an awesome flying skill, did the job professionally to take down a national security threat.
If it wasn’t illegal for the US using lies of WMD as national security threat to justify invading Iraq, what is illegal to down a US drone assisting Ukraine military?
@Ground of Being Nah, jet stream put it in uncontrolled fall
US is implying that’s ok for Russian or Chinese drones or balloons to flying in international water or international airspace in the Gulf of Mexico especially when there is a war nearby?
The shovel effect 👏👏👏
The drone was almost out of fuel. We were just trying to refuel it…😆😂
The Reaper escorts the ships of the Grain Deal..! Do you believe in this?!) And the star link over Ukraine distributes the Internet for Facebook .. Ha, ha ..)) Of course we believe in this lie ..
piping connection system did not fit
May the Drone Rest in Peace 🙏
Resting in Pieces.
Unnamed sources in the Russian intelligence community, on condition of anonymity, said that an American MQ-9 Reaper drone was shot down by members of an unknown pro-Russian group, whose citizens presumably have Canadian or Mexican citizenship, consisting of two pilots, two assistant pilots, a navigator and a female doctor. They rented a hang glider and two parachutes in Turkey. Later, a hang glider was found at an airfield in Bulgaria with traces of kerosene. At the same time, it is reliably known that the leadership of the Russian Federation, as well as the authorities of Canada and Mexico, are not related to the incident.