Saturday, June 25

Bangladesh fighter jet crashes in Bay of Bengal: Pilot missing



A training aircraft of the Bangladesh Air force has crashed in the Bay of Bengal, and its pilot Flight Lieutenant Tahmid is still missing.

The Air Force, the Navy and the Coastguard are jointly searching for the pilot and the wreckage in the Bay.

The F-7 aircraft  took off from Chittagong Shah Amanat Airport around 10.30 this morning, and lost contact with the control room around 11am.

It is assumed that the plane crashed 6 nautical miles off Patenga beach in Chittagong. The coast guard claims that they have traced some debris of the aircraft.