Russian-Origin MiG-29 Fighter Jet Crashes During Shabla 2021 Military Drills – Bulgarian Air Force

A MiG-29 fighter jet of the Bulgarian air force disappeared from radars during a training flight over the country’s territorial waters on Wednesday, and the search operation is underway, the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported, citing the Defense Ministry.

According to the BNT, the MiG-29 fighter jet disappeared at 00:45 on Wednesday (21:45 Tuesday GMT).

“In carrying out a training task over the maritime Equatoria of the Republic of Bulgaria, a MiG-29 aircraft of the Bulgarian Air Force has lost radio communication and dropped off the radar at 00:45,” the defense ministry said.

A search and rescue operation was launched immediately and is still ongoing, the BNT reported. The operation involves units from the navy, the border police and the air force.