Training aircraft crashes in river in Bangladesh

A private training aircraft crashed into a major river in Bangladesh`s northwestern region, and officials said one of the two pilots is still missing.

Updated: Oct 30, 2010, 16:58 PM IST

Dhaka: A private training aircraft
crashed into a major river in Bangladesh`s northwestern
region, and officials said one of the two pilots is still
missing.

The flying club aircraft that was on a training flight
crashed into the Jamuna River around 11:40 am local time, a
police office told PTI on phone from the northwestern
Sirajganj.

One of the two pilots onboard was rescued in an
unconscious state, but the other is missing with rescuers
looking for him, he said.

"The rescued pilot was rescued in an unconscious state
and was rushed to Khaja Yunus Ali Medical College and Hospital
in Enayetpur," he said.

Searches are underway to track down the other and
local media reports said divers were called in to search him
in the waters.

PTI