Bulgaria's Heli Air Withdraws Employees from Iraq

Politics | April 24, 2005, Sunday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

The employees of the Bulgaria's commercial airline company Heli Air will return from Iraq to Bulgaria, it became clear on Sunday.

A helicopter of the company was shot down by insurgents' missile fire north of Baghdad on Thursday, killing 11 people on board - three Bulgarian pilots, six American civilians and two Fiji guards.

The news broke Heli Air CEO Mihail Mihaylov after his return from Iraq, where he went with his team to get acquainted in person with the circumstances around the incident.

More detailed information on the case can be expected after experts from the US military hear recordings of the pilots' conversations in the helicopter's black box.

After the US expertise the box will be given to the Bulgarian authorities.

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