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Oman Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Bulgaria

Monday, March 6, 2017
By George Hatcher
Oman Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Bulgaria

Oman Air flight WY-123 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Sofia, Bulgaria, on March 4th. The Airbus A330-300 plane heading from Muscat, Oman, to Munich, Germany, was diverted after the crew noticed smell of smoke in the cabin. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article... »

Middle East Airlines Flight Diverts to Sofia due to Medical Emergency

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
By George Hatcher
Middle East Airlines Flight Diverts to Sofia due to Medical Emergency

Middle East Airlines flight 213 made an emergency landing at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, on October 9th. The plane flying from Beirut, Lebanon, to Geneva, Switzerland, was diverted after a passenger suffered heart attack. The plane landed safely. The patient was rushed to hospital. The flight resumed shortly afterwards. Download article as PDF »

Wizz Air Plane Rejects Takeoff in Bulgaria due to Bird Strike

Saturday, September 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
Wizz Air Plane Rejects Takeoff in Bulgaria due to Bird Strike

Wizz Air flight W6-4551 had to reject takeoff at Burgas Airport, Burgas, Bulgaria, on September 16th. The Airbus A320-200 was accelerating the takeoff for London, England, when the crew reported a bird strike. The plane returned to the apron. All passengers were accommodated in a replacement plane. Download article as PDF »

Bulgarian Air Charter Plane Returns to Bulgaria after Engine Shut Down

Friday, July 15, 2016
By George Hatcher

Bulgarian Air Charter flight IT-1113 had to return and make a safe emergency landing at Varna Airport, Aksakovo, Varna, Bulgaria, on July 11th. The McDonnell Douglas MD-82, after taking off for Germany, had just climbed out of Varna when the crew needed to shut down its right side engine, prompting the plane to return.... »

LOT Polish Airlines Flight Diverts due to Bomb Scare

Saturday, November 21, 2015
By George Hatcher
LOT Polish Airlines Flight Diverts due to Bomb Scare

LOT Polish Airlines flight LLP8015 made an emergency landing at the Burgas airport, Bulgaria, on November 19. The plane, heading from Warsaw, Poland, to Hurghada, Egypt, was diverted after a passenger said there was a bomb onboard. The plane landed safely. All 161 passengers remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

EasyJet Plane Diverts to Bulgaria due to Smell of Burning

Saturday, November 14, 2015
By George Hatcher
EasyJet Plane Diverts to Bulgaria due to Smell of Burning

EasyJet flight U2-8835 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Sofia Airport, Bulgaria, on November 10. The Airbus A320-200, en-route from London, UK, to Antalya, Turkey, had to divert due to a strong burning smell in cabin. The plane landed safely. All 30 passenger and 6 crew members aboard remained unhurt. Download... »

Pegasus Airlines Jet Diverts to Sofia Airport due to Engine Failure

Friday, August 28, 2015
By George Hatcher
Pegasus Airlines Jet Diverts to Sofia Airport due to Engine Failure

A Pegasus Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Sofia Airport in Bulgaria, on August 28th. The plane, en-route from Antalya, Turkey to Amsterdam, Netherlands, was diverted after one of its engines failed. The plane landed uneventfully. There were 163 passengers and 6 crew members on-board at the time; none of them was hurt.... »

Turkish Airlines Flight Diverts to Sofia Airport

Friday, June 5, 2015
By George Hatcher
Turkish Airlines Flight Diverts to Sofia Airport

Turkish Airlines flight TK-1769 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Sofia Airport in Bulgaria, on June 3. The Airbus A321-200, heading from Istanbul, Turkey to Prague, Czech Republic, was diverted after smoke was reported in its cockpit. The plane landed uneventfully. All 117 passengers and 8 crew members remained safe. The... »

Passenger Dies Onboard; Germania Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Bulgaria

Friday, February 27, 2015
By George Hatcher
Passenger Dies Onboard; Germania Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Bulgaria

A Germania Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria, on February 25. According to a statement issued by Burgas Airport, the flight, en-route from Düsseldorf, Germany, to Samsun, Turkey, made an emergency stop after an 86-year-old Turkish woman died onboard. The plane resumed its journey shortly afterwards. Download article... »

Plane Carrying Bulgarian PM Makes Emergency Landing at Sofia Airport

Friday, February 13, 2015
By George Hatcher

A plane, carrying the Bulgarian Prime Minister, had to make an emergency landing at Sofia Airport, Bulgaria, on the evening of February 11. The governmental Falcon took off for transporting Prime Minister Boyko Borissov to Brussels, Belgium. However, its landing gear could not close due to a technical problem. The plane made an uneventful... »

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