Bangladesh Biman aircraft makes emergency landing

Bangladesh Biman aircraft makes emergency landing

Agency News

Dhaka, Mar 1: An airplane of Biman Bangladesh Airlines made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport of Dhaka on Friday due to technical glitches.

Biman General Manager (Public Relations) Shakil Meraj said the pilot of the Dhaka-bound flight, carrying 61 passengers, noticed that one of its front tyres got damaged soon after it took off from Osmani International Airport in Sylhet at 1530 hrs.

Controller of Osmani International Airport AKM Anisuzzaman Talukder said there was a big bang soon after the flight took off. Later, part of a tyre was found on the runway, he said, adding that the tyre might have burst.

The matter was informed to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport through the control tower and a special arrangement was in place at the airport to face the situation, said an official at the security section of the Sylhet airport wishing anonymity.

However, the flight made the emergency landing at the Dhaka airport safely around 1610 hrs, Shakil said.

He also said all the passengers and the pilot along with his crewmembers disembarked from the aircraft unharmed.

Earlier on February 24, another Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft made an emergency landing at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram following a hijacking bid by a miscreant.

The suspected hijacker was later overpowered and arrested during an eight-minute commando operation. He later succumbed to his injuries.

The Dubai-bound Biman flight via Chattogram took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 1713 hrs and made the landing at the Chattogram airport at 1741 hrs on the day. (UNI)