Tuzla Pilot School monument
Public Art: Tuzla Pilot School monument
Architect/designer : unknown
Date Unveiled: The decommissioned plane from the
Tuzla Pilot School was erected at the roundabout on April, 2011.
Quote: The Tuzla Mayor Constantin Micu descibed the
moniment as "Something beautiful, unique and reminds everyone, pedestrians and tourists, of the Tuzla
pilot school, a school for paratroopers,".
Controversy: In March of 2012, the monument made
news headlines when the off duty Eforie Chief Commissioner smashed into the roundabout and then fled
the scene after he had allegedly been drinking . Witnesses said the driver was so intoxicated he could barely walk.
However, statements made by police, who arrived after the incident, contradicted the witness's statements. At one
stage another policemen admitted to being behind the wheel. The Chief Commissioner's blood samples
also mysteriously disappeared.
Acknowledgements: Thank you to Simon Akkerman and
Doreena Nita for kindly providing the photos.