19:41 GMT20 January 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A military jet of Bangladesh’s Air Forces crashed during a test flight in the country’s western district of Jessore leaving two pilots dead, local media reported.

    The K-8W took off from an airbase to train night flights and crashed at 9:00 p.m. local time (15:00 GMT), the Bangla Tribune media outlet reported on Sunday citing the country’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

    According to the ISPR, a special committee for investigation into the crash has been created. Other details of the incident remain unknown.

    K-8W is an improved variant of Karakorum-8, a two-seat jet trainer and light attack aircraft which is designed by China and is an export version of a similar Hongdu JL-8.


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