North-east air crews based in Romania have been scrambled to intercept a Russian bomber flying over the Black Sea.
They took off from a base in Romania after the Su-24 FENCER aircraft was spotted over the Black Sea.
The British fighters were based at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base near Constanta, Romania, near the coast of the sea.
The Russian aircraft was flying over the western Black Sea and was monitored by two Typhoon pilots from 135 Expeditionary Air Wing (EAW), in accordance with the NATO Enhanced Air Policing (eAP) mission the RAF is conducting in Romania.
A Typhoon pilot from 1 (Fighter) Squadron, attached to 135 EAW, was sitting on Quick Reaction Alert duty when the scramble was called.