Day: February 12, 2008

Russian bomber buzzes US carrier

CNN reports on how a Russian bomber twice flew about 2,000 feet over the deck of the USS Nimitz in the Western Pacific at the weekend.

Four turboprop Tupolev-95 Bear bombers took off from Ukrainka air base, in Russia’s Far East, in the middle of the night, Japanese officials told The Associated Press, adding that one of the jets violated Japanese airspace.