Bulgaria hunts for thriller pilot who flew throughout a number of European nations
Bulgarian authorities are trying to find a mysterious pilot who flew unauthorised throughout a number of European nations.
Defence forces within the nation have been positioned on excessive alert on Wednesday night when a small plane was detected in its airspace.
The 2-seater Beechcraft airplane had apparently departed from Hungary and flown over Poland and Slovakia, in line with Inside Minister Boiko Rashkov.
The pilot is then believed to have landed close to the Black Sea, after briefly crossing into Serbia and Romania.
The 60-year-old plane was lastly discovered with its engine nonetheless heat on the runway of a non-public airport within the northeast space of Buhovtsi. It was lined by a tarpaulin and there was no hint of the crew.
The suspicious plane had no flight plan, had deactivated its transponders and didn’t reply to radio messages or visible indicators, Bulgaria’s defence ministry stated in a press release.
The Beechcraft airplane was additionally tracked and escorted by Hungarian and Romanian fighter jets.
Bulgarian defence minister Dragomir Zakov advised reporters that the plane “didn’t symbolize a menace at any time”.
“It was flying at a really low altitude and with low velocity, which makes interception by fighters tough,” he added.
The prosecutor’s workplace in Varna, jap Bulgaria has opened an investigation into the incident.