Russian Fighter Jet comes within 70 miles of USS Carl Vinson - KUSI News - San Diego, CA

Russian Fighter Jet comes within 70 miles of USS Carl Vinson

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A Russian Fighter jet came very close to the USS Carl Vinson Strike Group earlier this week.

A U.S. official said the jet came within 70 miles of the Vinson and flew within 20 feet of a U.S. Reconnaissance Aircraft, which was flying over the Black Sea on Tuesday. 

A U.S. spokesman said such incidents have the capability of turning dangerous quickly. 

In a statement issued Friday, Russian officials called the encounters a "greeting maneuver."

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