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Helicopter carrying 6, including Channel i MD, crashes in Rajshahi

  • Published at 04:35 pm October 11th, 2018
Locals surround the helicopter that crashed with Channel i MD Faridur Reza Sagar and five others on board in Godagari upazila of Rajshahi on October 11, 2018 Dulal Abdullah/Dhaka Tribune

The occupants of the helicopter were injured, and are receiving treatment at the Upazila Health Complex

A helicopter carrying Channel i Managing Director Faridur Reza Sagar and five others, crashed in Godagari upazila of Rajshahi.

The AHW helicopter, owned by Impress Aviation Ltd, crashed in the upazila’s Lalbagh area around 2:45pm on Thursday.

All the passengers survived, some of them with minor injuries. They also received treatment at the Upazila Health Complex, said Godagari police station Officer-in-Charge (OC), Jahangir Alam.

Locals surround the helicopter that crashed in Godagari upazila of Rajshahi on October 11, 2018 | Dulal Abdullah/Dhaka Tribune

Apart from Sagar, also MD of Impress Telefilm , other helicopter passengers were Swarna Kishori Foundation’s Founding Chairman Farzana Brownia, singer Ferdous Ara, Rafiqul Islam, Sumon Ali, and pilot Said Shakil Ali.

According to OC Jahangir, the Channel i team was in Rajshahi to distribute bicycles to students of Anwara Fahim Ziauddin Pilot Girls’ High School, under a Swarna Kishori Foundation project.

“The helicopter took off from the Lalbagh helipad for Dhaka around 2:45pm, but crashed within minutes in front of a house in the locality, leaving its passengers injured,” he added.

The photo shows the damaged state of the helicopter that crashed in Rajshahi's Godagari on October 11, 2018 | Dulal Abdullah/Dhaka Tribune

Pilot Shakil said the helicopter crashed as he was trying to land again after the engine suffered from technical issues due to inclement weather.

OC Jahangir said they were yet to determine the cause of the crash, but suspected that either engine failure or bad weather had led to it.

Channel i director Shykh Seraj also told reporters that the team was headed for Dhaka after finishing the shooting of a Swarna Kishori program for the private television station when the accident took place.

All members of the team were scheduled to return to Dhaka by a Novoair flight, he added.

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