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Biman flight ‘makes’ emergency landing at Dhaka airport

20 March 2018,Tuesday, 18:10



Barely one week into the US-Bangla Airlines plane crash in Nepal, a domestic flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines made an ‘emergency landing’ at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Tuesday following a technical glitch.

“A Saidpur-bound flight of the national flag carrier with 67 passengers took off from the airport at 12:10pm. It came back and landed at the airportaround 12:50pm for the sake of passengers’ security after it received technical signal20 minutes into the takeoff,” Biman General Manger (public relations) Shakil Meraj told UNB.

“It’s not a major emergency problem. There might be technical glitch in a flight. The plane came back without going to Saidpur for recheck,” he further said.

Another flight carrying the passengers was scheduled to fly for Saidpur in the evening, Shakil said.

At least 49 people, including 26 Bangladeshi nationals, were killed as a US-Bangla Airlines aircraft crashed and burst into flames at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of Himalayan county Nepal on March 12 last.

 

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