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Two Air Force training jets crash in Cox’s Bazar, all four pilots safe

28 November 2017, 11:28:00

Two training aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) crashed in Maheshkhali upazila on Wednesday evening following a midair collision.

Five people were also injured as they were hit by falling parts of the two aircraft. 

Assistant Director of Inter Service Public Relations Rezaul Karim said two Yak-130 type BAF training aircraft collided in midair around 6:30 pm. “The two aircraft slammed on the ground following the collision,” he said, they were disconnected from the radar around 6:15pm.

Rezaul also said two pilots and as many copilots of the two aircraft were rescued although they suffered injuries. 

Two of them are BAF wing commanders while one is group captain and the rest is squadron leader. They were admitted to hospital.

Additional Superintendent of Police M Afruzul Haque Tutul said the two aircraft crashed at the same time at a distance of four kms. “One aircraft crashed at Putibila Yar Mohammad village in Maheshkhali municipality while another at Comboniapara under Chhoto Maheshkhali union in the upazila,” he said.

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