Biman’s 4 passengers released from Yangon hospital, probe body formed


Dhaka, May 09: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has formed a probe committee over the crash landing of its Dash-8 aircraft in Myanmar’s Yangon on Wednesday.

Shakil Meraj, general manager (public relations) of national flag carrier Biman, came up with the revelation at a news briefing at Balaka, the national flag carrier headquarters in the capital on Thursday morning.

“Hospital authority at Yangon released four admitted passengers last night and none of other 15 injured those now undergoing treatment there is in critical condition,” he said.

He said Biman today (Thursday) formed a six-member probe committee headed by the airlines chief of flight safety Captain Shoeb Chowdhury to investigate the incident.

Four out of 19 hospitalised passengers of Biman Bangladesh aircraft that skidded off at Yangon international airport on Wednesday were released from hospital there at late last night.

The flight BG-060, operated by Dash-8 Q 400 aircraft, left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at 3:45 pm yesterday from Dhaka to Yangon and suffered an overrun incident on landing amid rough weather at approximately 6:22 pm local time, wounding 19 including one infant and six women out of 35 passengers and crews.

Apart from two pilots, two cabin crew and two ground engineers, there were 29 Passengers including one infant from Bangladesh, Myanmar, India, China, Denmark, France, Britain and Canada, the official said.

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight from Dhaka to Yangon skidded off the runway while landing at Yangon Airport in Myanmar on Wednesday evening, leaving all of its 30 passengers injured.

“Unfortunately, a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight from Dhaka to Yangon skidded off the runway while landing this evening. Weather was not good at that time,” said an official at the Bangladesh mission in Yangon wishing anonymity.

He said all the passengers –around 30 — were injured in the accident and over 15 of them were hospitalised.

The aircraft suffered major damages, the official added.