Bangladesh Army’s Cessna 152 Training Aircraft Crashed

Bangladesh Army’s Cessna-152 traininh aircraft crashed in Lalpur village under Taland union in Tanore upazila of Rajshahi at around 2:30pm on Tuesday, reported Bangladeshi newspaper DhakaTribune.

The plane overturned and two pilots on-board received minor injuries, according Bangladesh Army’s press release.

A training aircraft on Tuesday crashed into a potato field in Rajshahi when the instructor pilot lost control of aircraft.

Dilara Khatun, manager of Hazrat Shah Makhdum Airport in Rajshahi, said the aircraft crashed and overturned, due to pilot error.

Pilot Captain Mahfuzur Rahman of Bangladesh Army and trainee Cadet Nahid Ershad were slightly injured during the accident. However, they got out of the plane safely, she added.

Dilara also said a committee will be formed to investigate the accident.

Rajshahi police Assistant Superintendent  (Tanore-Godagari Circle) Abdur Razzak said upon receiving the news, firefighters and police rushed to the spot.

“The injured two were rescued and taken to the local health centre for initial treatment. They are safe now,” he added.

Earlier on January 9, a training plane of Bangladesh Army crashed while landing at Rajshahi Airport as the wheel of the plane broke. However, no casualties were reported. 

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