Russia-made Yak-130 aircraft crashed in Bangladesh

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A Bangladesh Air Force Yak-130 combat trainer has crashed at Lohagora in Chittagong and the pilots ejected.

The Yak-130 with tail number 102 crashed at Lohagora in Chittagong. The aircraft crashed today at 3 PM during planned flights after technical difficulties.

The Yakovlev Yak-130 is a subsonic two-seat advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft or lead-in fighter trainer.

The Yak-130 combat trainer can simulate the tactics of different combat aircraft. There is one centreline fuselage hardpoint and the number of wing hardpoints for the suspension of weapons payloads has been increased to eight with six underwing and two wingtip points, increasing the combat payload weight to 3,000kg.

The aircraft can carry weapons, suspended fuel tanks, reconnaissance pods and a range of electronic warfare pods including radar jammers and infrared countermeasures.

 

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