On Thursday Hungarian Defence Minister Csaba Hende presented Sándor Kádár with a military decoration. The minister said the pilot demonstrated bravery when he risked his life to save an aircraft of the Hungarian air force. He said the pilot had managed to land the aircraft in such a way that it can be repaired.
Meanwhile PM Viktor Orbán had asked Csaba Hende for a briefing on the recent accidents involving Gripen aircraft. The minister will report on the accidents at next Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, Cabinet Chief János Lázár told reporters. The Hungarian government has no plans to ground Hungary’s Gripen aircraft, Lázár insisted.