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Probe over technical glitches on Biman flight carrying Hasina launched
November 28th, 2016 at 5:45 pm
Probe over technical glitches on Biman flight carrying Hasina launched

Dhaka – The government has launched investigation into the technical malfunctioning of flight that made emergency landing in Turkmenistan with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her entourage on board, officials said on Monday.

The Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight made the emergency landing at Ashkhabad of Turkmenistan after fuel in one of the Boeing777’s engine was dropping.

The flight, however, flew to Budapest from Ashkhabad more than four hours behind the schedule as the engineers need to repair the aircraft.

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon said that three panels were assigned to investigate the glitches. The committees were asked to report by December 1, he told local media.

Chief of technical department of Biman Bangladesh Airlines captain Bashar was made head of the four-member body by the airlines while the civil aviation authority and Shahjalal International Airport Authority made two other committees.

Stern actions will be taken against those who will be found guilty, the minister warned.

Flight BG 1011, “Ranga Pravat” carrying the premier and 99 passengers including her entourage, four cockpit crew, 20 cabin crew and four aircraft engineers left Dhaka for the Hungarian capital Budapest at 9.14 am Sunday.

But due to technical fault it landed at Ashkhabad, the Turkmenistan capital, at 2.15 pm Bangladesh time.

Later the flight started for Budapest at 6.37 pm Bangladesh time and to reach Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest at 11 pm.