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Bangladesh Air Force plane crashes in Chittagong

ANI  |  Dhaka [Bangladesh] 

A training plane of the Air Force has crashed in Foridarghunia area under Lohagara upazila of Chittagong district.

The plane crashed around 3 p m on Tuesday, Additional Superintendent of Police (Satkania circle) told the Dhaka Tribune.

"An air force plane, used for training purposes, crashed in the remote area of Bara Hatia's Faridghona. I am on my way to the crash site," Lohagara police OC Md Shahjahan told local news.

"The trainer and the trainee pilot are unharmed and managed to escape from the plane with the help of parachutes," he said.

Investigation has been initiated and Air Force choppers are still patrolling the area. Police teams have been sent to the spot to know the reason behind the crash.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 16:48 IST