Special Biman flight lands at Dhaka from Yangon with 17 injured passengers


Dhaka, May 09: A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Thursday morning carrying with 17 injured passengers from Myanmar.Earlier, the special flight flew for Myanmar to bring back injured passengers of a flight that skidded off the runway in Yangon amid bad weather on Wednesday evening.

The special flight landed at Dhaka airport about 4:05am, chief of flight safety captain Shoeb Chowdhury told themorningbellbd.com.

A emergency team led by Captain Soyeb Chowdhury, Chief of Flight Safety of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, has flown for Yangon on 11:15pm from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Captain Anis took off the special flight Dash-8 Q-400, told Biman’s general manager (Public relations) shakil Meraj.

Earlier on Wednesday evening, Biman’s flight Dash-8 Q-409, carrying 34 people including 4 pilots and cabin crews, skidded off the runway while landing in Myanmar’s commercial capital.

Bangladesh ambassador to Myanmar Manjurul Khan Chowdhury told that among the passengers and crews 20 were injured and they were taken to North Okkalapa Hospital in Yangon. Among them 12 were released after first aid and other eight were admitted there.

There were no major injuries, the ambassador added.

Captain Shamim flew with Dash-8 Q-409 from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Yangon at 3:45pm and the flight was skidded off the runway at 6:22pm while it landed.