Bulgarian authorities on Thursday discovered a plane that had violated the airspace of three NATO members, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, on Wednesday, which sharpened their respective air forces.
Attorney’s Office in Verna, eastern Bulgaria He began the trial and ordered the search for the two alleged occupantsNot yet identified and not known where.
60-year-old, two-engine Peachcraft tool Buhovtsi was found on private land in the countrysideOn the outskirts of Targovishte, located 400 kilometers east of Sofia, the lawyer said.
Romanian media reported that the plane took off on Wednesday afternoon in the Debrecen region of eastern Hungary, citing military sources in Bucharest. No flight plan or work identification systems.
Then stopped First by two Hungarian JAS 39 Gripen fighter jetsWho went with her until she entered Roman airspace It was controlled by two Roman F-16 fighter jetsThen replaced by similar ones from the United States.
In a statement, the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense promised At no time did the crew respond to radio communications or visual signals Of the authorities of those countries.
Ten:09 (Lisbon time 18:09) after flying ten minutes in the sky over a non-NATO country Serbia Entered Bulgarian airspace.
According to the country’s Defense Minister Drakomir Djokovic, The device was detected by the Bulgarian Air Force and monitored from the first momentAlthough the ‘fighters’ were not immediately dispatched.
“We noticed your movement. Air defense was on high alert. Civilian or military infrastructure is not at risk at any time.“In addition, it was flying at very low altitudes and low speeds, making it difficult to intercept ‘fighters’,” he added.
To the plane Was able to land in Bulgarian territory, Where she was found by police overnight, found covered with a tar, with no trace of the occupants. According to Bulgarian Interior Minister Pyko Rashkov There are indications that he flew in the skies of Poland and Slovakia without permission.