Les Bulgarian authorities on Thursday, June 9, 2022, a mysterious pilot who flew through the airspace of several Eastern European countries without permission and alerted the defense forces, before abandoning the aircraft and fainting in the air. nature.
The two-seater Beechcraft plane apparently left Lithuania before flying over Poland and Slovakia, according to Interior Minister Boiko Rachkov.
He then landed in Hungary and then briefly crossed Serbia and Romania and entered Bulgaria on Wednesday at 7:07 p.m. (4:09 p.m. GMT), the Ministry of Defense detailed.
60 year old plane
No flight plan, deactivated transponders and a pilot not responding to radio messages and visual signals: The suspect vehicle was in turn chased by Hungarian, American and Romanian fighter jets.
Also alerted, Bulgarian forces did not escort the aircraft, deeming it
had never posed a threat, Defense Minister Dragomir Zakov told reporters. The weather was also very bad.
The 60-year-old plane was finally found, the engine still hot, on the runway of a private airport in the northeast, near the Black Sea. It was covered with a tarp, with no trace of the crew.
The prosecutor’s office opened an investigation on Thursday.