Video footage from an American drone shows a Russian jet approaching it over the Black Sea.
The Su-27 fighter jet is releasing fuel as it flies towards the MQ-9 U.S. Air Force drone on March 14, in the footage released by the U.S. military on Thursday.
The clips also show the jet colliding with the drone and damaging a propeller.
American officials said the impact forced U.S. personnel to bring the drone down, resulting in a “complete loss.”
The clips were strung together in sequential order in the declassified video, the U.S. military said. Officials said it was edited for length. No footage was released of events that occurred before or after the incident….