Russian cargo plane crashes in Bangladesh

A Russian Antonov An-26 cargo plane carrying four people crashed Wednesday morning in southeastern Bangladesh, according to reports. The plane’s pilot has been killed, a co-pilot was critically injured and two others are missing.

antonov-26According to China’s Xinhua News Agency, the plane crashed into the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of Bangladesh’s southeastern Cox’s Bazar district.

The deceased pilot’s body was recovered from the Bay of Bengal and the second pilot, a Ukrainian national, was seriously injured, Tass news agency reported.

“A search for the others is underway,” a representative of local emergencies services said, according to Tass.

The cargo plane of Russian True Aviation, which is registered locally, crashed shortly after taking off from Cox’s Airport, according to reports.