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Govt asks US-Bangla to submit report on aircraft condition

  • Published at 12:31 am September 28th, 2018
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The US Bangla Flight BS-141 was forced to make an emergency landing at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong due to a glitch in one of its landing gear on Wednesday, September 27, 2018 Focus Bangla

The government move came after Wednesday’s emergency landing of a US-Bangla aircraft at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong

The Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry on Thursday asked the US-Bangla Airlines to submit a report after checking all of their planes.

The ministry’s Secretary M Mohibul Haque told UNB that they wrote to the airlines authorities asking them to submit the report as soon as possible.

The government move came after Wednesday’s emergency landing of a US-Bangla aircraft at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong due to a glitch in one of its landing gear.

The Cox's Bazar-bound flight was forced to make the emergency landing as its nose landing gear got locked and did not extend.

On March 12 this year, 51 people, including 26 Bangladeshi nationals, were killed and many others injured after another US-Bangla Airlines aircraft crashed and burst into flames at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Later that month, another Malaysia-bound flight of the airlines was forced to return to Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for an emergency landing after receiving a signal indicating a technical glitch.

In July, another US-Bangla flight made an emergency landing at the same airport after one of its tires burst during take-off.