The plane on which the President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic flew to the Vatican on an official visit, at the height of 10 thousand meters engine failure. The pilot managed to return to the airport, but a meeting with Pope Francis had to be postponed indefinitely.
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has faced unexpected unexpected problems on the way to the Vatican. When the presidential plane flew over the Adriatic sea at a height of 10 thousand meters its engine refused. The pilot managed to straighten out the liner and return to the airport of Belgrade.
Visit Serbian favorite in the Vatican, therefore, had to be postponed for technical reasons. Nikolic has sent Pope Francis a formal letter of apology, Tanjug Agency reports. Among other things he expressed hope that the meeting will be held in the near future.
"We hope that the visit will take place in the foreseeable future", - said the adviser to the Serbian President Stanislav Pak. Also, this should be an excellent catalyst for the government powers to deal with aviation Park, which had not been updated for a long time.
In the Vatican Tomislav Nikolic was supposed to meet with Pope Francis, Secretary of state of the Holy see, cardinal Pietro Parolin, and other officials. Negotiating the renewal of the visit began almost immediately after the Falcon landed at the airport Nikola Tesla. However, when will the 2nd attempt, not yet described.
This is not the 1st case when the official projects of the highest governing violate Serbia technical breakdown of fleet power. Experts report that this conflict will not last if the government does not think about upgrading aircraft.
"You need or purchase a new aircraft, or to understand how to improve an already", - stated military specialist Zoran Dragic. He added that in an attempt to prevent problems with private planes don't need to use the proper performance of regular flights. "Serbia is not so poor to not be able to acquire modern aircraft," said Dragic.
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