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Authorities investigate reasons for the fall of Bulgarian military aircraft

Col. Hristo Tinev from Sliven Military Prosecution
Photo: Stoyan Radev

The black box of the Su-25 military aircraft that crashed yesterday afternoon at Bulgaria's Bezmer airbase has been found. This was announced today by the military district prosecutor, Colonel Hristo Tinev from the Sliven Military Prosecutor's Office. 

It is expected that the pilot of the plane, Col. Peyo Donchev, who is undergoing treatment at the Sofia Military Academy, will be questioned. The airman's condition is stable, non-life-threatening. 

The Military Prosecutor's Office has started questioning the officials involved in the incident, and the site of the incident is being re-examined. 

The versions for the crash are a possible technical malfunction of the plane, a pilot error or other unforeseen circumstances. 

It is also being clarified at what height the accident occurred, which is reported to have occurred during landing.

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