Pilot dead as Bangladesh cargo plane crashes into sea

Dhaka: A pilot was killed and two crew members went missing as a cargo plane crashed into the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazaar district on Wednesday.

The Jessore-bound aircraft, used for carrying cargo of shrimp, crashed into the sea around 9.30 a.m., bdnews24.com quoted a beach town airport authority as saying.

The accident occurred at the Naziratek Point of the sea, five km off the town, he said.