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December 5, 2020

Investigation into plane crash in Banesti

Authorities have started an investigation into the plane crash that took place on Sunday in Banesti, a crash in which pilot Petru Lazar lost his life. The causes of the crash will be established by a commission made up of prosecutors and specialists from the Aeronautic Authority. According to an announcement that the Public Ministry issued yesterday, the plane wreck will undergo a technical investigation that will ascertain the context and causes of the crash. The aforementioned source points out that a penal case has been opened into the tragic incident that caused the death of one of Romania’s most experienced test pilots. “In this context, a team of prosecutors, policemen and Civil Aviation Centre for Investigation and Analysis representatives went on the scene and will conduct the technical investigation that will establish the facts, causes and context of the crash,” the Public Ministry adds.According to Dragos Dobre, President of the “Romanian Wings” Association, the organizer of the air show that took place on Sunday, pilot Petru Lazar was taking part in a landing competition that was part of the Banesti Fly-In programme. Petru Lazar was 57-years-old and was a test pilot at Aerostar Bacau, as well as a retired commander. On Sunday he was flying a “Festival” plane, an ultra-light plane designed and produced by Aerostar Bacau.

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