Russian jet collides with US drone over Black Sea: Military

The western country condemned the act as 'reckless'

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Published: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9:12 PM

Last updated: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9:25 PM

A Russian Su-27 fighter jet struck the propeller of a US military "Reaper" surveillance drone on Tuesday, causing it to crash into the Black Sea in an incident condemned as "reckless" by the US military.

"Our MQ-9 aircraft was conducting routine operations in international airspace when it was intercepted and hit by a Russian aircraft, resulting in a crash and complete loss of the MQ-9," US Air Force General James Hecker, who overseas the US Air Force in the region, said in a statement.

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