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Jan asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 2 months ago

Has there ever been a time where an American military boat or plane was allowed to enter Russia due to an emergency?

Or any other military aircraft allowed to enter a foreign country to do an emergency.

Update:

Also, was there ever a time where Russian fighter jets were allowed in American soil as part of a drill or air show?

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  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes and yes.

    International treaties and conventions require countries to let vessels in distress land or out into port.

    In 1974, a Soviet military aircraft made an emergency landing in Gambell, AK.

    I'm sure that out of the dozens of airshows every year in the US, at least one Russian military plane has been involved in theast 25 years.

  • 2 months ago

    yes, emergency landings or ships seeking refuge from typhoons happens yearly

  • 2 months ago

    Until recently, there was a treaty under which both the US and Russia ROUTINELY flew over each other's territory to verify compliance with other treaties regarding certain arms limitations.

    My brother actually worked with a team that inspected the aircraft involved to ensure THEY complied with limits on equipment used for the compliance flights.

  • 2 months ago

    Off the top of my head, I don't know of any situations where our vessels or aircraft had to enter Russia for an emergency, however, international law does allow for this. Recall that in 2001, we had an EP-3E make an emergency landing in China after a mid air collision with an intercepting aircraft. Russian aircraft have entered the U.S. under escort while en route to airshows or when operating under the Open Skies treaty. We have also sent aircraft as visitors to Russia for the same proposes.

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