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Biman flight made emergency landing in India reaches Dhaka

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:54 AM, 28 August 2021   Updated: 11:37 AM, 28 August 2021

Biman flight made emergency landing in India reaches Dhaka

Biman flight made emergency landing in India reaches Dhaka

The Muscat-Dhaka route Biman flight, which made an emergency landing at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in India, arrived at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka with 124 passengers at around 12:51 am on Saturday.    

Biman Bangladesh Airlines Deputy General Manager (Public Relations) Tahera Khandaker came up with the development.

The flight left the Indian airport for Dhaka at about 10:50pm Bangladesh Standard Time on August 27, said a Biman Bangladesh Airlines release on Saturday.

On August 27 morning the flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Oman made an emergency landing in an Indian airport on its way to Dhaka carrying 124 passengers.

The authorities of Biman said that the pilot felt sick while the flight was crossing the Indian airspace in Roypur and as soon as it contacted the nearby air traffic control which advised the Boeing 737-800 aircraft to land in Nagpur.

None was hurt in the incident while the flight BG 022 captain Nawshad Ataul Kaiyum was rushed to Hope International Hospital after first officer Mustakim landed the scheduled flight at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in the Indian city of Nagpur in Maharashtra at 10:40 Indian local time.

The pilot’s condition improved within hours after he had been taken to the hospital. Meanwhile, the passengers were taken to the airport lounge for rest where they were served food.

Biman’s deputy manager Tahera Khandaker said that the country manager posted in Delhi urgently went to Nagpur to oversee the situation.

The flight was en route to Dhaka from Muscat, the capital of Oman, and was scheduled to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 11:30am on Friday.

Captain Mahbubur Rahman, the president of Bangladesh Airlines’ Pilot Association, said an angiogram was done shortly after his colleague reached the hospital.

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