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Damaged tyre forces Biman aircraft to make emergency landing in Dhaka

  • Published at 05:12 pm March 1st, 2019
File photo shows a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane at the Dhaka airport Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The passengers, pilot and crewmembers disembarked from the aircraft unharmed

A domestic flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines has made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

The plane made the landing on Friday afternoon after one of its front tyres got damaged.

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 3:30pm.

Controller of Osmani International Airport AKM Anisuzzaman Talukder said: “There was a loud noise soon after the flight took off. Later, part of a tyre was found on the runway.

“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, preferring anonymity.

However, the flight made an emergency landing at the Dhaka airport safely around 4:10pm, 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 Chittagong 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 Chittagong took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 5:13pm and made the landing at the Chittagong airport at 5:41pm on the same day.