Washington( CNN) A U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft was barrel-rolled by a Russian jet over the Baltic Sea throughout a regular journey in global airspace, U.S. European Command stated Saturday, however Russia challenged that account.

Theevent Thursday happened when a Russian airplane “executed hostile as well as irregular maneuvers” as it flew within 50 feet of the U.S. airplane's wing idea, Danny Hernandez, a representative for U.S. European Command, stated in an action to a concern from CNN.