09 May 2024, 13:52
Update : 09 May 2024, 19:29

BAF training plane crashes in Ctg, leaving pilot dead 

CHATTOGRAM, May 9, 2024 (BSS) - Squadron Leader Asim Jawad, one of the two 
pilots who were injured when a fighter training aircraft of the Bangladesh 
Air Force (BAF) crashed in city's Patenga area this morning, died at BNS 
Patenga Hospital this noon. 

"Pilot Asim Jawad passed away around 12:30 pm while undergoing treatment at 
BNS Issa Khan Hospital in Patenga," Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) Port 
Division Deputy Commissioner Shakila Sultana told the media.

The injured pilot is Wing Commander Sohan. 
"The YAK130 training aircraft of the air force crashed in Patenga area around 
11 am due to mechanical glitch and two pilots on board managed to eject from 
the aircraft through parachutes. They were rescued and taken to hospital," 
said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a press release earlier. 

Divers, fire fighters, sailors of different ships stationed at the river port 
were working to find out the wreckage of the crashed plane.

Duty Officer of Patenga Police Station Nurul Islam also confirmed the 
incident, saying the pilots were rescued. 

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