Canadian parachuter dies during NATO military exercise near Plovdiv

Photo: © U.S. Army Europe

A Canadian parachuter died in an accident during a large-scale military NATO exercise at Cheshnegirovo airport near Plovdiv. During night skydiving the parachute of the perished Canadian parachuter failed to open due to technical reasons. Three US military men were injured during the nigh jumps, because they were too close to each other. They suffered limb fractures. The incidents are investigated by the Military Police. The Swift Response 19 is a US Army Europe-directed exercise held between June 13 and 25 in Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania. It is led by the US Global Response Force. Some 5,600 military men from 8 countries, including 1,494 parachuters, participate in the military exercise.

More from category

Sofia marks International Day of Peace

"The toughest battle today is against hatred and denial that have inhabited our souls," Vice President Iliana Yotova said at a solemn celebration a day before the International Day of Peace at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in Sofia. The..

published on 9/20/19 7:08 PM

False sick leaves inflict 200 million euros of damage to Bulgarian Treasury each year, employers say

A working group within the National Tripartite Cooperation Council (comprising representatives of the government, employers and trade unions) are to address the problem of fake sick leaves in the country in recent years. According to employers,..

published on 9/20/19 6:32 PM

Three companies share market in EU School Fruit, Vegetables and Milk scheme in Bulgaria

The National Association for Healthy Children’s Nutrition has announced that three large dairy companies have split the market and are absorbing most of the funds under the EU School Fruit, Vegetables and Milk scheme in Bulgaria. According to..

published on 9/20/19 6:23 PM