Pilot killed as Bangladesh Air Force trainer crashes (Lead)

April 9th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS  

Dhaka, April 8 (IANS) A pilot was killed and his colleague suffered minor injuries after a training aircraft of the Bangladesh Air Force crashed in the country’s Tangail district Sunday afternoon.

Nurul Islam of the Inter-Services Public Relations of the Bangladesh Army told Xinhua that the L-39 trainer crashed in a village some 90 km northwest of capital Dhaka, at 12.27 p.m.

“Pilot officer Shariful Haque succumbed to death at a military hospital where he was air-lifted with critical injuries,” said a police official, adding the other pilot Squadron Leader Mamunur Rashid sustained minor injuries.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

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