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BumRushDaShow

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Thu Mar 16, 2023, 06:19 AM Mar 2023

US military releases video from Russian fighter jet crash with drone [View all]

Last edited Thu Mar 16, 2023, 04:37 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: ABC News

U.S. European Command has released dramatic declassified video taken by the MQ-9 Reaper drone that shows the moment that a Russian Su-27 fighter jet collided with it earlier this week after attempting to spray the drone with jet fuel.

The video from Tuesday morning was taken from a camera on the drone's underside and shows two different passes taken by the jets to spray the drone, the second one being the collision with the propeller at the rear of the drone, which is visible in the footage.

Communications were lost with the drone as the image can be seen pixelating into color bars. EUCOM also confirmed that communications with the drone were down for a minute and that the released video was edited for time.

When the video feed resumed, one of the propeller blades is seen damaged from the collision with the Russian fighter.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/us-military-releases-video-drone-showing-collision-russian/story?id=97902649



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Article updated.

Previous article FINALLY updated -

U.S. European Command has released dramatic declassified video taken by the MQ-9 Reaper drone that shows the moment that a Russian Su-27 fighter jet collided with it after attempting to spray the drone with jet fuel.

The video was taken from a camera on the drone's underside and shows two different passes taken by the jets to spray the drone, the second one being the collision with the propeller at the rear of the drone, which is visible in the footage.

Communications were lost with the drone as the image can be seen pixelating into color bars.

EUCOM also confirmed that communications with the drone were down for a minute and that the released video was edited for time. When the video feed resumed one of the propeller blades can be seen damaged from the collision with the Russian fighter.


This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.



Original article -

U.S. European Command has released dramatic declassified video taken by the MQ-9 Reaper drone that shows the moment that a Russian Su-27 fighter jet collided with it after attempting to spray the drone with jet fuel.

The video was taken from a camera on the drone's underside and shows two different passes taken by the jets to spray the drone, the second one being the collision with the propeller at the rear of the drone, which is visible in the footage.

Communications were lost with the drone as the image can be seen pixelating into color bars.


This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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I think their intent was clear padah513 Mar 2023 #1
What's Tucker gonna say. Traildogbob Mar 2023 #7
And first report of its being found. Igel Mar 2023 #16
Russians Lie more then George Santos. lapfog_1 Mar 2023 #2
You'd think that the Russians of all people would know the advantages of having a dashcam. NT mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2023 #3
... orangecrush Mar 2023 #21
"Sharp maneuvering." I bet the U.S. ground pilot operating the drone, got a good yelling at 3Hotdogs Mar 2023 #4
I saw something earlier that the Su-27 that clipped it BumRushDaShow Mar 2023 #5
Are you believing the story sarisataka Mar 2023 #18
Poisoning the waters below............... Lovie777 Mar 2023 #6
"Russian Tom Cruise" could have easily killed himself with just bullwinkle428 Mar 2023 #8
Too bad ghe ruskie planes didn't crash SheltieLover Mar 2023 #9
I wonder if our drones have a self destruct function? The Jungle 1 Mar 2023 #10
The hard drives do self destruct so the enemy can't get any data IronLionZion Mar 2023 #11
I would think they drone would have a self destruct funtion. The Jungle 1 Mar 2023 #13
I don't believe these surveillance drones even carry weapons IronLionZion Mar 2023 #14
The Reaper system is weapons capable. Warpy Mar 2023 #23
Wow, pretty dangerous flying by Russian pilot, could have downed his plane, was he drunk? Shanti Shanti Shanti Mar 2023 #12
... orangecrush Mar 2023 #22
Weird, Where Are The Pictures & Video... ruet Mar 2023 #15
Those were fighter planes not surveillance aircraft EX500rider Mar 2023 #19
Aliens n/t Polybius Mar 2023 #20
Well, it's pretty hard for fucking russia to deny how this happened bluestarone Mar 2023 #17
Looks to me like the Russian fighter dumped too much fuel to the point where it stalled. Crowman2009 Mar 2023 #24
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