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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Tourist finds missing glider in Romania's mountains after nearly four months, pilot dead

A glider that went missing in early-August this year was found on Saturday, November 21, in the Postavaru Mountains after a tourist called local authorities and announced that he saw pieces of the aircraft in a remote area. The pilot’s body was found inside the aircraft.

“During the summer, Postavarul Mountains, which represent an area of over 1,000 hectares, were included several times in the research area, with staff from the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, the Mountain Gendarmerie, climbers and others conducting the searches. Moreover, the area was also checked from the air with helicopters and drones but, despite all efforts, the aircraft couldn’t be identified because of the very dense forest,” reads a statement of the Department for Emergency Situations.

The area was secured and the case was taken over by the competent authorities, which will investigate the causes and circumstances of the event, reads the statement.

Romanian pilot Mircea Craciun was flying the glider when the aircraft went missing on August 6 this year. The authorities have been searching for the missing glider for weeks, in several areas in the country, but the searches had no result.

Mircea Craciun was one of the most experienced glider pilots in Romania. He had a personal record of 700 kilometers and he was preparing to fly 1,000 kilometers. When he disappeared in August, he was testing a newly assembled glider.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(Photo source: Departamentul pentru Dtuatii de Urgenta on Facebook)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Tourist finds missing glider in Romania's mountains after nearly four months, pilot dead

A glider that went missing in early-August this year was found on Saturday, November 21, in the Postavaru Mountains after a tourist called local authorities and announced that he saw pieces of the aircraft in a remote area. The pilot’s body was found inside the aircraft.

“During the summer, Postavarul Mountains, which represent an area of over 1,000 hectares, were included several times in the research area, with staff from the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, the Mountain Gendarmerie, climbers and others conducting the searches. Moreover, the area was also checked from the air with helicopters and drones but, despite all efforts, the aircraft couldn’t be identified because of the very dense forest,” reads a statement of the Department for Emergency Situations.

The area was secured and the case was taken over by the competent authorities, which will investigate the causes and circumstances of the event, reads the statement.

Romanian pilot Mircea Craciun was flying the glider when the aircraft went missing on August 6 this year. The authorities have been searching for the missing glider for weeks, in several areas in the country, but the searches had no result.

Mircea Craciun was one of the most experienced glider pilots in Romania. He had a personal record of 700 kilometers and he was preparing to fly 1,000 kilometers. When he disappeared in August, he was testing a newly assembled glider.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(Photo source: Departamentul pentru Dtuatii de Urgenta on Facebook)

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