Russian Fighter Jet Dropped Missile Near British Surveillance Plane

Russia's ministry of defense conducted an investigation into the actions that occurred in this incident.

An unarmed British surveillance plane had an encounter with two Russian armed fighter jets when one released a missile.

The missile was released in the area of the RAF Rivet Joint. The British plane completed its patrol and returned to base. The pilot made it clear that the aircraft was unarmed, in international airspace, and following a pre-notified flight path.

Russia’s ministry of defense conducted an investigation into the actions that occurred in this incident. They discovered that a technical malfunction of the fighter jet is the reason the missile was released.

It was confirmed that there was no intended threat.