Pilot of Crashed Bulgarian Plane Undergoes Surgery

Society | September 9, 2012, Sunday // 15:12
Bulgaria: Pilot of Crashed Bulgarian Plane Undergoes Surgery Photo of the crashed plane by the Shumen police office.

The 43-year-old pilot who was injured in a crash landing of a small private plane near Bulgaria's Shumen on Saturday has undergone surgery, local media inform.

However, the man's life is still in danger.

A 24-year-old female passenger has been hospitalized in a local hospital with fractures, while the two other passengers have not been injured in the accident.

On Sunday, police authorities have been conducting a second search of the crash scene. An investigation will be carried out to determine the cause of the plane crash.

According to initial reports, it has been caused by an engine failure.

The small Wilga PZL-104 plane crashed onto the runway of the Shumen airport in north-eastern Bulgaria Saturday morning after losing power some 10 meters above ground.

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