A different type of crash occurred over the Black Sea this week, with Russian military aircraft intercepting an American drone in international airspace.
The two Russian warplanes dumped fuel on and around the drone which eventually crashed into the Black Sea. Quite a serious escalation.
But how did the Pentagon respond to this?
Well the people who are meant to keep us safe had an interesting critique of Russia’s actions. In a statement the Pentagon condemned the Russian Su-27 pilots for downing the MQ-9 in “a reckless, environmentally unsound, and unprofessional manner.”
US European Command meantime condemned the Russian pilots for behavior which was “unsafe and unprofessional.”