News Plane incidents — 25 October 2017

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight has made an emergency landing at Dhaka airport with 71 people on board.

One of the four rear wheels of the plane had fallen off when it took off from Saidpur Airport for Dhaka, Biman’s General Manager (public relations) Shakil Meraj said.

The flight was carrying 66 passengers and 5 crews.

Sources said the “Dash-8” aircraft suffered a technical glitch around 9:30am on Saidpur airport runway.

The domestic flight landed safely at Dhaka airport. No-one was reportedly injured.

“We have launched an investigation into the matter,” Meraj said.

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A Biman Bangladesh aircraft on Wednesday was forced to make an emergency landing without one of its core rear wheel at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) here with 66 passengers on board visibly evading a major crash.

“The aircraft landed safely and none of the passengers was hurt despite malfunctioning,” Biman’s general manager Shakil Meraj told BSS.

The Dash Q8 aircraft lost one of its four rear wheel apparently disjoint from the aircraft when it was taking off from Sayedpur Airport for Dhaka at 9:33am this morning.

Pilot of the flight Ashiq instantly alert HSIA to take preparation for emergency landing.

Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh official said they immediately suspended all take off and landing operation of the airport as part of preparation of emergency landing.

The pilot just took 10 minutes more than its scheduled landing time at 10:25am as pilot made a low fly over the runway for understanding the extend of difficulty and everything took place smoothly, he said.

Normal operation of HSIA has been restored after the incident.

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