Tibor Benkő spokesman of the Chief of Defense Staff holds a press conference in front of the Hungarian Army Medical Center in Budapest on June 25, 2015. MTI Photo: Máthé Zoltán.
The Hungarian Army Yak-52 training flight caught fire over Szolnok airport a few minutes after noon. The two-member crew left the plane after landing, extinguished the fire, but one of the pilots suffered serious burns, he is treated at MH Medical Center.
After nearly an hour flight, the two-person crew began the landing process when they noticed that the plane's engine caught fire. Then, after a quick descent the aircraft landed, the pilot shut down the engine and both left the aircraft. The fire crew put out the fire in no time added Benkő.
He also said that Thursday's flight was a routine, everyday task; experts are examining the damaged airplane.
The Yak-52 aircraft was manufactured in 1994. These aircrafts regularly undergo periodic testing; the last such test took place in October last year - he highlighted.
(MTI - hungarianambiance.com)