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Dhaka Tribune

BAF’s training aircraft makes emergency landing in Narail paddy field

  • The two pilots get off after the emergency landing
  • Emergency landing made due to technical glitch 
Update : 04 Apr 2024, 12:01 AM

A training aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force has made “an emergency landing” in a paddy field on a wetland in Narail.

The incident occurred in the Tarashi Beel of Maizpara in Sadar Upazila around 2:40pm on Wednesday

Two Squadron leader Nadim and Mahfuz on the aircraft were safe and taken to the Air Force’s base in Jashore, according to the Fire Service and Civil Defence.

Sajedul Islam, an inspector at Narail Sadar police station, confirmed the matter.

The aircraft took off from Bangladesh Air Force Base Birshreshtha Matiur Rahman in Jashore at 1:34pm.

Farmers working in the Tarashi Beel rice fields saw the jet coming down later in the afternoon.

The two pilots, identified with single names as squadron leaders Mahfuz and Nadim, got off after the emergency landing.

They were taken to the base while senior Air Force officials inspected the site.

A helicopter of the Air Force arrived at the site later, but no member of the Air Force talked to the media.

Hedayet Hossain, a resident of the area, said the farmers working in the field moved away as they were frightened to see the jet coming down. Curious locals then gathered to see the aircraft.

“We saw two people getting off the aircraft safely,” Hedayet said.

Md Masud Rana, Station Officer of Narail Fire Service and Civil Defense, said: "We reached the spot after receiving information about the landing of the plane due to mechanical failure.”

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