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Bangladesh Air Force, under the leadership of Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan, displayed a colorful fly past and aerobatics show to mark the grandiose inauguration ceremony of the Padma Bridge on Saturday.
Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the 6.15-kilometre bridge at its northern Mawa end.
A total of 28 aircraft took part in the fly past led by Group Captain Md Moniruzzaman Howlader, says an Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) Directorate media release.
There were different colorful smoke fly past by Mig-29 and F-7 Series fighter aircraft, C-130J and L-410 Transport aircraft and Grob-120TP trainer aircraft.
Along with this, five Mi-17 helicopters passed the bridge carrying the banner of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman , Prime Minister, newly inaugurated Padma Bridge and 'Joy Bangla' keeping the national flag at the front.
In addition, leaflets were dropped from a Bell-212 helicopter for the guest attending the ceremony. Finally, the fly past came to an end through a spectator aerobatic display by 07 K-8W and a Mig-29 fighter aircraft.
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