Update November 23, 2018

Dhaka 10-50 pm, 15-August, 2020

Pilot killed in training aircraft crash

Mirajul Moin Joy

A training aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) crashed at Rasulpur in Tangail’s Madhupur upazila on Friday afternoon, killing its lone pilot, according to UNB.

Rezaul Karim, assistant director of Inter Services Public Relation Directorate (ISPR), said the F-7 aircraft crashed around 3:00pm during an air exercise.

The accident left wing commander Arif Ahmed Dipu dead on the spot, he said, adding that an operation was launched to recover the debris of the plane.

Wishing anonymity, an officer of Orunkhola police outpost said the plane burst into flames after it crashed into a Gozari forest inside Telki Firing Range.

It was not clear what caused the training aircraft to crash.

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