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Thomson Airways Flight Diverts to Bulgaria due to Medical Emergency

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
By George Hatcher
Thomson Airways Flight Diverts to Bulgaria due to Medical Emergency

Thomson Airways flight BY-1714 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Sofia, Bulgaria, on October 8th. The Boeing 737-800 plane heading from Newcastle Airport, England, to Larnaca, Cyprus, was diverted after one of the pilots fell ill. The plane landed safely. The pilot was taken to a nearby hospital. Download article as... »

Bluebird Airways Plane Diverts to Sofia due to Disruptive Passenger

Thursday, August 17, 2017
By George Hatcher
Bluebird Airways Plane Diverts to Sofia due to Disruptive Passenger

A Bluebird Airways flight made an emergency landing in Sofia, Bulgaria, on August 14th. Authorities said the plane heading from Budapest, Hungary, to Tel Aviv, Israel, was diverted due to a disruptive passenger. The plane landed uneventfully in Sofia. The disruptive passenger was escorted off the plane. Download article as PDF »

Travel Service Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Cabin Fire Indication

Thursday, August 3, 2017
By George Hatcher
Travel Service Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Cabin Fire Indication

Travel Service flight QS-1580 made an emergency landing in Burgas, Bulgaria, on August 1st. The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Bratislava, Slovakia, was on approach to Burgas when the crew declared an emergency due to a cabin fire indication. The plane continued for a safe landing. All one hundred and seventy-eight people aboard remained... »

Condor Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Bird Strike

Saturday, July 1, 2017
By George Hatcher
Condor Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Bird Strike

Condor flight DE-1707 had to return and make an emergency landing in Burgas, Bulgaria, on June 30th. The Airbus A321-200 plane took off for Leipzig, Germany, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a bird strike. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

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... »

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