Two Yak-130 of Bangladesh Air Force crash after collision

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A two Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) Yakovlev Yak-130 ‘Mitten’ training aircraft crashed after collision on Wednesday night in the country’s Cox’s Bazar district, 292 km southeast of capital Dhaka, but the pilots ejected safely, said Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) of Bangladesh Army.

Two Yak-130 military trainer jets of the BAF collided midair. The four pilots on both jets ejected safely.

Lt. Col. Md Rashidul Hasan, director of the ISPR, said the planes burst into flames after the mid-air crash.

He said the BAF training planes, Russian Yak 130, crashed around 6:30 p.m. local time about 15 minutes after they lost contact with Radar.

The two-seat training planes were being flown by flight cadets.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known. No further details were immediately available.


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