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12:00 AM, May 31, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 31, 2012

Emergency Landing

India returns BAF aircraft

The training aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF), which made an emergency landing on a paddy field in India due to bad weather on April 25, was returned yesterday.
A 20-member BAF delegation, led by Shahidul Islam, a wing commander of the BAF in Jessore, received the aircraft from Indian Air Force officials at Benapole check-post at noon.
Two trucks of the BAF carried the partially damaged aircraft to an air force base in Jessore.
The BAF aircraft lost contact with the air force control tower some time after it had taken off from BAF Matiur Rahman Base in Jessore.
Later, the aircraft made an emergency landing on the paddy field at Raipur village in Salar thana of Murshidabad district in Paschimbangla.
Earlier on April 26, the Indian authorities sent back Cadet Rashed Sheikh, who crash landed his PT-6 trainer aircraft on the field, and received minor injuries, to Bangladesh after a check-up at the Eastern Command Hospital in Alipore of India.

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