Two training aircrafts of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) have crashed in a collision in Moheshkhali, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on Wednesday evening at around 6:30 pm, sources said. The local police have confirmed the incidence.
Assistant Director of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Rezaul Karim said a Yeak-8 type BAF training aircraft remained disconnected from the radar since 6:15 pm. The inspector (Investigation) of Maheshkhali Police Station said locals informed them that two burning portions of aircraft slammed on the ground – one at Putivilla village and another at Jaliapara village in Maheshkhali upazila of Cox’s Bazar.
Fire service is trying to bring the fire under control. The crash site is a remote area in South-East Bangladesh to cross over the Bay of Bengal. Since it happened in the evening, the rescue team is finding it difficult to start operation.
Four pilots have been rescued, according to ISPR. No other local casualties have been reported so far.
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