Army training helicopter makes crash landing in Nawabganj, 2 pilots hurt

Publish: 7:55 PM, July 27, 2022 | Update: 7:55 PM, July 27, 2022

Two pilots were injured as a training helicopter of the Bangladesh Army made crash landing on a waterbody  in Nawabganj Upazila of Dhaka district on Wednesday.

The pilots- Lt Col Ismail and Major Shams were shifted to Dhaka Combined Military Hospital by a helicopter, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Both the pilots are out of danger now, it says.

The accident occurred around 1:30pm due to mechanical fault when BELL-206 helicopter of the Army Aviation was practicing the emergency landing procedure as part of conducting routine training flights.

Local police are providing assistance for the security of the area and the helicopter.

Besides, security and rescue teams from Postgola and Mawa cantonments have left for the spot to salvage the helicopter.