Motif1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 301 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3354 times:
How often does that happen?
From Sofia Morning News (http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=57182)
Turbulence Shakes Madrid-Sofia Plane, 2 Hurt
Politics: 29 December 2005, Thursday.
A Bulgaria Air plane has hit a turbulence field Wednesday night as it flew from Madrid to Sofia.
A steward's leg was broken during the shaking, and a woman suffered arm fracture. They received first aid while on board and after the plane landed in Sofia the two were immediately transported to the Military Medical Hospital.
The Boeing 737-500 hit a turbulence field above Italy's Adriatic zone. The passengers were stressed, but the board staff had the situation under control and did not allow panic or chaos, reports said Thursday.
The plane travelling from Madrid to Sofia had 100 passengers on board and landed safely in Sofia after the accident.
The injured steward is still at hospital, local Darik radio said Thursday, disclosing that the other injured person has already been let out.
Not only is this incomprehensible but the ink is ugly and the paper is from the wrong kind of tree
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8560 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3238 times:
Didn't know Bulgaria's airline was doing Sofia / Madrid. What the hell are they called anyway? Is "Bulgaria Air" the nom de jour? Wasn't it Balkan, subsequently run into the ground by dodgy Israeli financiers, then Hemus Air? I would really like to go to Bulgaria. Might even get a Tu154.
Anyway well done mystery Bulgarian airline, for steering your 735 through some very rough air. Hope the crew member has a speedy recovery.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Delyan From Bulgaria, joined Jun 2005, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3171 times:
Bulgaria Air used to be Balkan. It was sold to a shady "businessman", but later the government took the company back and renamed it to Bulgaria Air. Now, Bulgaria Air actually makes some little profit. It should be privatized in 2006. Yes, they fly to MAD daily. Hemus Air is a separate company that is all private. Unfortunately, there are no Tu154s flying in Bulgaria except the presidential and Via Air, but they are switching to Airbus next year.