Bulgarian MiG-29 fighter crashed in the joint military training with the United States
of in April 2012, 500 the size of the U.S. Air Force 31st Fighter Wing sent a fighter units to go to Bulgaria participate in joint air combat exercise. The exercise, code-named “Thracian star. Is to improve the capacity of the Bulgarian Air Force and NATO forces in joint operations. Exercise, the Bulgarian Air Force MiG-29s, MiG-21 warplanes and U.S. F-16C/D fighters for joint combat exercises and confrontation.
Bulgarian Ministry of Defence said on the 26th, a Bulgarian military aircraft crashed near a military base in the center of the country during the implementation of Bulgaria and the United States joint military training, and caused no casualties.
Paul Department of Defense reported that the local time 10:35, a participate in joint military training in Bulgaria and the United States, MiG-29 aircraft burst into flames in the implementation of the mission, the two pilots ejected safely, The aircraft crashed in the Air Force Base, near the Earl Ignatius Natty Aliyev.Paul
Defense Department said the cause of the accident is under investigation, the ongoing security-US joint military training will be canceled all flight training programs.
Count Ignatius Natty Aliyev Air Force Base is located near Plovdiv, Bulgaria, the second largest city, is one of the four military bases in the United States and Bulgaria use. April 20 to May 11, Bulgaria and the United States joint military training was held at the base. (Reporter Xie Xuemin)