Croatian Defense Minister resigns after Croatian Air Force training plane crashes
Croatia's defense minister resigned on Thursday after an air force training plane crashed in the country's southwest. The two occupants of the plane died instantly.
Damir Krsticevic said he was resigning after the increase in military aviation incidents and accidents in Croatia. Another Croatian military aircraft, a helicopter, crashed three months ago, killing two pilots.
Croatia's defense minister has resigned
Returning to the plane crash, a Croatian air force plane crashed after crashing in Biljane, Croatia. The accident took place on Thursday, May 7, 2020. The Croatian Ministry of Defense said that an air force training plane crashed and two crew members were killed during a training flight.
"We need to be transparent and take responsibility for the recent plane crashes," Krsticevic said.
The Ministry of Defense said that the single-engine aircraft, model Zlin, crashed around 16:00, local time. Officials did not say what could have caused the plane to crash in a populated area on the outskirts of Zadar. The images on the spot show the burned plane, near a house.