Pilot dies after training plane crashes in SE Bangladesh-Xinhua

Pilot dies after training plane crashes in SE Bangladesh

Source: Xinhua| 2024-05-09 23:46:00|Editor: huaxia

DHAKA, May 9 (Xinhua) -- The pilot of a training plane of Bangladesh Air Force died after the plane crashed in the country's southeastern Chattogram region on Thursday, the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) of the Bangladesh Army said.

According to an ISPR statement, the plane crashed into the Karnaphuli river after it was returning to the base post-training.

The two pilots managed to eject from the jet and landed in the river. They were later rescued by members of air force, navy and local fishermen.

ISPR said one pilot died at a navy hospital.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.