IN THE RANKS OF THE AMERICAN PILOTS WAS SUICIDAL: AS A US AIR FORCE BOMBER WAS EYEING CRIMEA
American strategic bomber Boeing B-52 «Stratofortress», flying up to a distance of about 65 kilometers to the Crimea was intercepted by Russian fighter su-27. According to the portal «The Drive», in the sky, it was revealed three bombers with the call signs Hodor 51, 52 and 53. The first two aircraft participated in maneuvers in Romania, while the last – in NATO exercises in the Baltic Sea.
As reported, Hodor 51 and Hodor 52, we’re heading to the venue of the exercise, but later one of the cars headed for the coastline of the Crimea. When the bomber approached the Peninsula at a distance of about 65 kilometers, a su-27 fighter was raised to intercept in the air.
In addition, the media noted that at the end of the flight, one of the bombers made an emergency landing at the British air force base Mildenhall. According to some reports, the incident occurred as a result of the failure of one of the engines.