Bangladesh begins probe into Biman flight’s accident in Yangon
May 9th, 2019 at 12:30 pm
Bangladesh begins probe into Biman flight’s accident in Yangon

Dhaka – The authorities have formed a panel to investigate the accident that a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight with 35 people aboard met in Yangon.

The BG-060 flight skidded off the runway while it was landing at Yangon airport amid bad weather on Wednesday evening, leaving all the people onboard sustaining injuries, according to Biman officials in Dhaka.

The aircraft was badly damaged.

“The injured are reportedly out of danger,” Biman spokesman Shakil Meraj told a news conference in Dhaka. He added the passengers and members of the crew who sustained injuries are being treated in Myanmar.

Four of them were released after first aid.

Photographs show the pilot of the aircraft, Shamim Nazrul, who also sustained injuries, came out walking after the accident with his white uniform soaked in blood.

Captain Shoeb Chowdhury, chief of Biman’s flight safety chief, was assigned to head the probe committee to determine the reasons as to why the plane skidded off the runway during landing.

One of the three Dash-8 aircraft of the Biman Bangladesh fleet – Photo Biman

A press statement of the national flag carrier said a special flight of Biman – BG 1050 – went to Yangon last night and returned to Dhaka to transport 17 starnade4d passengers.

The flight landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the morning. However, none of the passengers was of the flight that met the accident.    

The 74-seater Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 aircraft took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport with 27 passengers and four crew members on Wednesday afternoon and met the accident in the evening as it was landed amid inclement weather in Yangon.  

The plane was shown, in photographs posted in social media, in the grass by the side of runway.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has 13 aircrafts in its fleet operating in both domestic and international routes. Three of them are Dash-8, four Boeing 737-800, four Boeing 777-300ER and two Boeing 787-8 aircrafts.

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