Officials said there was no damage to the aircraft
A domestic flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines has made an emergency landing a few minutes after it took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
The incident occurred on Monday morning, confirmed sources from the airport.
The Shahjalal airport director Group Captain Abdullah Al Farooq said the cockpit crew of the Dash-8 Q400 aircraft thought a bird had hit the Cox’s Bazar-bound plane, which prompted them to make the landing. However, no passengers were injured during the incident.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines General Manager (Public Relations) Shakil Meraj said: “There was no damage to the aircraft. The pilot made the emergency landing in Dhaka for further security inspection. The aircraft has left for its destination after a thorough inspection.”
According to concerned sources, the airport’s runway was closed for some time due to the emergency landing. Because of this, several other flights could not land in Dhaka.
However, the runways in Shahjalal airport are operational now, and aircrafts of different airlines have been landing and taking-off as usual.