The Atlantic Council of Bulgaria demanded the suspension of all MiG-29 aircraft flights repaired by the Russian Aircraft Building Corporation and the immediate launch of a detailed quality check of the MiG-29 repairs carried out by a team of experts from NATO countries and Alliance partner countries.
As of today Bulgaria's Special Purpose Aviation Operator (SAO), which is the country's counterpart of Air Force One, has a new executive director.
Georgi Todorov, caretaker Minister of Transport, reported the replacement.
The new director is Zlatko Zlatev. He is a pilot, he has also worked in the air force 1, but he has been head of Krumovo Air Base for several.
Squadron leader Andrei Criste, who managed to eject himself on Tuesday from a crashing plane in Mures County, is in stable condition, and in the evening he will be flown by an Air Force aircraft to the Bucharest Central Military Hospital for specialist treatment and recovery.
The pilot of the MIG 21 LanceR aircraft that crashed on Tuesday in Mures County is in a stable condition, being conscious and cooperative, according to the Defence Ministry (MApN). According to a MApN statement, the plane belonged to the 71st Cimpia Turzii Air Base and was used in a training flight. The aircraft crashed around 14:30hrs near Dedrad, Mures County, in an uninhabited area.
A Turkish pilot was killed when a military plane crashed on April 7 in central Turkey, according to the National Defense Ministry.
"An NF-5 aircraft belonging to our Air Force, which was on a training flight in [central] Konya, suffered an accident at 14:15 [1115 GMT] for an unknown reason," the ministry said on Twitter.
Δείτε τον σχεδιασμό του θερινού προγράμματος της Air Force προς την Ελλάδα