Gov't Airplane Carrying PM on Board Performs Emergency Landing at Varna Airport

Incidents | August 30, 2015, Sunday // 21:39|  views

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The government Falcon airplane carrying Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on board performed an emergency landing at Varna Airport on Sunday.

The plane was conducting a flight from Varna to Plovdiv, but did not reach its final destination as the landing gear did not retract after take-off.

Instead, the plane circled above Varna and managed to land there, private bTV station reports.

The crew waited for the fuel to be exhausted and followed the procedure, returning back to the nearest airport – the one in Varna.

Borisov was meant to fly from Varna to Plovdiv, where he was expected to attend the opening ceremony of a new sports hall.

The incident is identical to the one, which occurred in February, when the government Falcon with the prime minister on board performed an emergency landing at Sofia Airport due to the same problem.

Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski assured that all passengers on board were safe and revealed that the problem was electronic rather than mechanical.

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Tags: Bulgaria, airplane, Falcon, emergency landing, Varna, Plovdiv, sofia, Boyko Borisov, landing gear, Ivaylo Moskovski


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