U.S. fighter jets intercept 4 Russian military planes near Alaska

U.S. fighter jets intercepted four Russian military planes flying off the Alaskan coast Saturday, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

F-22 fighter jets intercepted four Russian Tu-142 planes flying 65 nautical miles south of the Alaskan Aleutian islands Saturday, NORAD said. The Russian military planes remained in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone for eight hours without entering United States or Canadian sovereign airspace.

NORAD’s interception Saturday is the second time this week that Russian planes entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone, The Hill reported.