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Tuesday April 24, 2018 01:02 PM

Air force chopper makes emergency landing in Sreemangal

Air force chopper makes emergency landing in Sreemangal
BGB personnel secure the crash site after a helicopter carrying a Kuwaiti military delegation suffered an accident inside the BGB compound on January 3, 2018 Kuwait Ministry of Defense

The helicopter was carrying around 15-16 passengers, including the visiting Kuwait Armed Forces delegation.

A Bangladesh Air Force helicopter carrying high-level foreign dignitaries had to make an emergency landing inside a Border Guard Bangladesh camp in Sreemangal town on Wednesday morning.

The helicopter was carrying around 15-16 passengers, including the visiting Kuwait Armed Forces delegation.

The Kuwaiti delegates have been identified as Kuwait Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt Gen Mohammad Al-Khuder and Kuwait Naval Forces Commander Maj Gen Khalid Mahmud Abdullah.

Left, Kuwait Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt Gen Mohammad Al-Khuder, right, Kuwait Naval Forces Commander Maj Gen Khalid Mahmud Abdullah

The injured are being treated at Sreemangal Upazila Health Complex. BGB officers Lt Col Mehedi Hasan and Senior Warrant Officer Md Farhad, and several others are also reported to be injured.


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Confirming the incident, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate Chief Lt Col Rashidul Hasan said the helicopter made an emergency landing 100 feet away from the BGB camp helipad.

The helicopter carrying Kuwaiti military delegates crashed when the pilot’s vision was obscured by fog Dhaka Tribune

According to the Kuwait Ministry of Defense, the pilot’s vision was obscured by fog, causing the tail of the helicopter to strike a tree and crashing as a result.

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