The most probable cause that lead to the crash of the MIG 21 Lancer nearby Campia Turzii, central Romania, causing the death of two elite pilots was a technical problem, sources close to the investigation committee declared for the Romanian news agency Mediafax. The plane crashed despite that the two pilots, Laurentiu Nicolae Chirita and Sorin Traian Avram had plenty of experience with over 1,000 hours in the air. Sources close to investigators declared that so far, the committee thinks that the cause is a technical one.
The committee discovered that the two pilots did not contact the air traffic controller in the eight minutes they were in the air. Sources said that the two pilots did not even communicate with each other, which reveals a problem at the technical equipment but the exact causes will be established at the end of the investigation.