Dhaka, Oct 10 – A trainer plane has crash-landed on the Bangladesh Air Force's Zahurul Haque Base runway in Chittagong.
The incident occurred around 12pm on Monday when the aircraft caught fire while landing on the runway, beside Shah Amanat International Airport, after a training session, Chittagong Metropolitan Police's Special Branch assistant commissioner Syed Mejbahuddin told bdnews24.com.
"The pilot, Flight Lieutenant Muntasir, is safe," he added.
Chittagong Fire Brigade assistant deputy director Jasim Uddin said, "The BAF personnel took control of the situation and doused the fire on their own before we arrived at the scene."
Airport station manager Abul Kashem said regular flights were not hampered as the incident occurred on the Air Force runway.
A fighter aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force crashed at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong on Monday.
Flight Lt Muntasim, the lone pilot of the aircraft A-5, was injured when he jumped off the aircraft by parachute, our correspondent in Chittagong reported.
He was admitted to air force hospital in Patenga.
The incident occurred around 12:20pm when the aircraft was landing on the runway of the airport after a training session.
A fighter aircraft crashed seconds before touching down the ground when its rear wheel caught fire, said Joynal Abedin, acting manager of the airport.
Later, the fire spread through the entire aircraft, the manager said adding that the airport authorities managed to douse the blaze within few minutes.