A training plane of Bangladesh Air Force crashed into the sea Monday, leaving its pilot missing in the Bay of Bengal, officials say.
Wing Commander Noor-e Alam, Manager of Shah Amanat International Airport, said the F-7 trainer crashed soon after it took off from an air-base at Patenga, some 220 kilometres south-east of the capital Dhaka.
He said the aircraft was on regular training mission.
Alam said the Bangladesh Air Force and Navy had launched a search operation.
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