Bulgarian MiG-29 fighter jet crashes into Black Sea

Bulgarian MiG-29 fighter jet crashes into Black Sea

A Soviet-built MiG-29 fighter jet from Bulgaria’s air force crashed into the Black Sea during a military exercise and the pilot is missing, the Bulgarian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

The ministry said the fighter jet disappeared from radar at 12:45 a.m. local time over the country’s territorial waters. It said a search and rescue operation was launched immediately and is continuing, but the pilot’s status remains unknown.

The reasons for the crash are unclear, but military officials suspended the Shabla 2021 drill, The AP reported.

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