The US Air Force claims that the incident occurred at one of the three designated points, however, these are only approximate coordinates and are not drawn to scale on the map.
The United States of America showed the approximate location where their MQ-9 Reaper UAV crashed after a collision with a Russian Su-27 fighter. A map has been published on the page of the US Air Force Command in Europe on the social network Twitter.
There was an incident in the Black Sea, but the exact location until that moment was kept secret.
“The graph shows the approximate locations and times of a US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone colliding and crashing into the Black Sea. The video posted earlier today takes place at a midpoint on the timeline,” the statement said.
Based on the records on the map, it can be concluded that the point marked with the number 3 became the crash site, but the command claims that “the points on the map are not drawn to scale, and the distances indicated in the text fields are the approximate places of the incident.”
In the United States showed the point where the crash of a US drone could happen
The crash of the American UAV MQ-9 Reaper in the Black Sea: what is known
The incident happened on Tuesday, March 14th. One of the Russian Su-27 fighters flew over the waters of the Black Sea and an American UAV fell into its field of view. The pilot intentionally flew in front of it and dropped fuel on it, causing the crash. The United States called such actions of the Russian Federation reckless and unprofessional.
A video of the attack of the MQ-9 Reaper drone by Su-27 fighters of the Russian Aerospace Forces also appeared on the network. They clearly show how the pilot came to intercept the UAV and dropped fuel to eliminate it. After the collision, the propeller of the UAV was visibly damaged.
On March 15, CNN wrote that the US had remotely wiped classified software from an MQ-9 Reaper drone that was shot down by a Russian Su-27. This was done to prevent the Russian side from obtaining classified information using American software.
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