Biman jets collide again at Dhaka airport hanger

Probe body formed over the incident

Two aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines collided again at the hangar of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), for the fourth time in less than three months.

The right wing of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner hit the left wing of Boeing 737 when workers were taking the first plane into the hangar for maintenance at 9:20pm on Sunday.

It had just arrived from Singapore, said Biman spokesperson Tahera Khandaker.

An engineering team is investigating how to assess the damage, she said.  

Earlier,  a runway baggage cart of US-Bangla Airlines hit a Boeing 737 of Biman, damaging the aircraft on June 4.

On April 10, Two planes of the national flag carrier were grounded for several days after a similar collision at an airport hanger.

Biman suspended five officials, including its principal engineer, over the incident.

Probe body formed 

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has formed a three-member probe committee after the incident.

A letter signed by Zahid Hossain, director, administration and Human Resources at Biman, was issued on Monday. 

The three-member inquiry committee led by the Chief of Flight Safety Captain Enamul Haque Talukder has been asked to submit a report.

The probe body has been directed to determine the cause of the accident and the amount of financial loss by identifying the officials or employees responsible. They were also ordered to formulate specific recommendations to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.