Fourth-generation jet fighter

MiG-29 Pilot Valentin Terziev, Posthumously Awarded Order of St. George

The military pilot Valentin Terziev, who died during exercise with his MiG-29 fighter, was posthumously promoted to the rank of "lieutenant colonel", Ministry of Defense announced.

By order of the Minister. Terziev was awarded the Order of St. George First Degree for officers.

Black Box of Crashed MiG-29 Found in Black Sea

The black box of the MiG-29 which crashed in the Black Sea two weeks ago has been found, Nova TV reports.

The pilot, Valentin Terziev died in the accident that happened during an exercise.

He was pronounced dead the day after the fighter crashed. The search for the black box of the fighter was stopped for several days last week due to bad weather conditions.

Crash Site of MiG-29 Found but Search for "black box" Continues

The location where a Bulgarian Air Force MiG-29 fighter aircraft crashed in the Black Sea in the early hours of June 9 during a nighttime training exercise has been confirmed.

Debris from the crashed aircraft is scattered across a large area on the sea bed. The black box has not been found, Commander of the Navy, Rear Admiral Kiril Mihailov, told a briefing for the media on June 17.

Defense Minister Panayotov: New Forces Will Join Search for Missing MiG-29

We are checking what could have gone wrong to lead to the MiG-29 crash. Hypotheses - as much as you want, speculation - as much as you want. It is clear that something sudden and unexpected has happened, what is it that the ongoing investigation should show, the Minister of Defense Georgi Panayotov told BNT today.

Atlantic Council of Bulgaria Demands Suspension of All MiG-29 Repaired by Russians

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.

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