Six people, including private television Channel I and Impress Telefilm’s managing director Faridur Reza Sagar, escaped unhurt as a helicopter of Impress Aviation Ltd crashed in Godagari uapzila of Rajshahi on Thursday afternoon. singer Ferdous Ara and five others also were with him.
The seven persons onboard received minor injuries when the helicopter crash-landed around 2:30pm, moments after it took off.
TV anchor Farzana Brownia, pilot Capt Shakil Ahmed and Channel i videographers Tufan Ali, Rafikul Islam and Sumon were also on the aircraft.
They were taken to Godagari Health Complex.
Faridur, also Impress Telefilm managing director, received injuries to his waist and others suffered minor cuts and bruises. The seven persons came back to Dhaka later.
Channel I director Shykh Seraj told UNB that the accident occurred when a team was returning to Dhaka after shooting of a ‘Sarnakishori’ programme for the channel in the afternoon.
The helicopter crashed into the land due to inclement weather caused by Cyclone Titli, Seraj said.
However, members of the team are now returning to Dhaka by a flight of Novoair, he added