Air force jet trainer crashes in Chittagong

DailySun || Shining BD

Published: 5/9/2024 6:38:30 AM

A training aircraft of the Bangladesh Air Force (YAK130) crashed into the Karnaphuli River on Thursday (9 May).

The two pilots of the aircraft, however, ejected with the parachute. But one of them is in critical condition.

Chattogram Shah Amanat International Airport Director Group Captain Taslim Uddin told the Daily Sun that the fighter took off from the airport and crashed in the air at 10:28am then fell into the river Karnaphuli.

Though the two pilots of the aircraft ejected with parachute, they were injured, said Taslim.

Rescue operation in regard is underway, Group Captain Taslim added.

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