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Emergency landing of Biman flight: Passengers safely back in Dhaka

A Dhaka-bound Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight made an emergency landing at an Indian airport on Friday after its pilot suffered a heart attack mid-air

Update : 28 Aug 2021, 09:28 AM

The stranded passengers of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight that made an emergency landing at Nagpur airport in India on Friday after its pilot suffered a heart attack mid-air have finally landed in Dhaka.

A flight of the national flag carrier airline, BG-022, left Nagpur airport at around 10:25pm (Indian local time) carrying 124 passengers and landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around 12:51am (Bangladesh Time).

Biman Bangladesh Airlines Deputy General Manager (public relations) Tahera Khandaker has confirmed the matter to UNB.

Earlier, a Dhaka-bound Biman Bangladesh passenger flight made an emergency landing at an airport in India on Friday after its pilot suffered a heart attack mid-air, officials said.


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The aircraft, a Boeing 737-8, was carrying 124 passengers from Muscat.

An aviation official told the media the plane was near the central state of Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur when its co-pilot contacted the air traffic controller in the eastern city of Kolkata for an emergency landing.

"The Kolkata ATC, in turn, asked the co-pilot to land at the nearest airport. Around 11:40am, the passenger plane safely landed at Nagpur airport in the western state of Maharashtra," the official told the media.

The pilot was soon rushed to a nearby hospital, the official added.

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