July 30, 2015

Bulgarian Air Force Pilatus PC-12 Safely Lands on Belly

A Bulgarian Air Force Pilatus PC-12 transport aircraft has landed on its belly at Graf Ignatievo airfield after its landing gear failed, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

The crew has suffered no injuries, the ministry said in a statement.

Flights at Graf Ignatievo have been temporarily suspended following the incident which occurred when the turboprop single-engine aircraft was preparing to touch down at the airfield near Plovdiv, in southern Bulgaria.

The reasons for the incident were not immediately known.

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