Russian fighter jet struck a USAF MQ-9 reaper drone over the Black Sea — U.S. European Command

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An American MQ-9 drone has been downed over international waters in the Black Sea by 2 Russian Su-27 fighter jets.

Before downing the drone, the Russian planes dropped fuel on it.

USAF Gen. James Hecker: "Our MQ-9 aircraft was conducting routine operations in int'l airspace when it was intercepted and hit by a Russian aircraft, resulting in a crash and complete loss of the MQ-9."