the Russian bombers skimmed the water at an altitude of 500 feet and came within one nautical mile of the aircraft carrier.
(ONE NAUTICAL MILE????????? IN TOP GUN THEY WERE FREAKING AT AT 200 MILES. AT 150 MILES THEY LAUNCHED THE ALERT 5 AIRCRAFT. IF THE RUSSIANS GOT WITHIN ONE MILE SOMEONE ON THE REAGAN IS ASLEEP AT THE SWITCH. MAYBE BOTH CATIPULTS WERE BROKEN. MAYBE THE RUSSIANS HAVE STEALTH ABILITIES THAT WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT.)
Navy officials said such encounters in that region are not unprecedented, and the intercept and interaction were considered "safe."
(BULLSH*T! RUSSIANS FLYING 500 feet ONE MILE FROM OUR AIRCRAFT CARRIER IS NOT SAFE. THAT IS A PROBLEM)