PT-6 aircraft crash lands in JessoreOur Correspondent . Jessore
Two pilots of Bangladesh Air Force escaped unhurt after a Chinese-made basic trainer aircraft had a forced landing at Maidi village in the district headquarters because of a technical glitch on Thursday morning, the officials said.
Squadron Leader Faruk and Pilot Officer Jami, who were on board, were later rescued by a BAF helicopter and rushed to BAF Base Matiur Rahman, an Inter Services Public Relations release said.
The PT-6 training craft took the landing at about 11:22am after it had taken off from Base Matiur at 10:30 am, for the regular training purpose.
With this, at least 16 planes and 3 helicopters of the Bangladesh Air Force and the Army Aviation Corps have so far crashed in 21 years. Eighteen pilots, navigators and passengers have died in the accidents. Eighteen were injured.
A major general, a lieutenant colonel, two wing commanders, six squadron leaders, three flight lieutenants, two flying officers, a pilot officer, a warrant officer and a flight sergeant were among the people who died in such accidents, according to press reports. The victims also included cadet pilots.
Most of the planes that crashed were FT-7, PT-6, and F-7MB, manufactured in China.
The helicopters that crashed were an MI-17, manufactured in Russia, and two Bell 206, manufactured in the United States.
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