MiG-29 fighter aircraft crashes into the Black Sea

A MiG-29 fighter aircraft crashed into the Black Sea near cape Shabla during the Shabla 2021 Tactical Military Exercise, Rear Admiral Kiril Mihaylov, Commander of the Bulgarian Navy, said for the Bulgarian National Radio.

Kiril Mihaylov voiced hopes that the pilot of the MiG-29 fighter jet had ejected.

A MiG-29 aircraft from the Bulgarian Air Force disappeared from radar at 00:45 am during a military exercise. A search and rescue operation began immediately. The operation continues, announced Bulgaria’s Ministry of Defense.

The Shabla 2021 Tactical Military Exercise has been suspended. More than 2,000 servicemen from Bulgaria and the United States are taking part in the exercise. /BGNES