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Biman’s injured passengers, crews arrive

Biman’s injured passengers, crews arrive

Four injured passengers and six crews of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight BG-060 that skidded off runway at Yangon International airport on Wednesday arrived on Friday (May 10) night.

A special flight of the national flag carrier on boarding the injured passengers and two pilots, two cabin crews and two ground engineers of the ill-fated aircraft landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, at 10.31 p.m., local media reported.

Among the injured passengers, three were transferred to Apollo Hospitals Dhaka while one of the pilots was taken to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) from the airport.

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism M Mahbub Ali and Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary M Mohibul Haque along with high officials of the ministry and the Biman Bangladesh airlines received the injured passengers at the airport.

“Biman is giving all-out support to the passengers and also bearing the treatment cost,” Mahbub Ali told newsmen at the airport. He said Biman has already formed a six-member probe body headed by the airlines chief of flight safety Captain Shoeb Chowdhury to look into the incident.

The flight BG-060 from Dhaka, operated by Dash-8 Q 400 aircraft suffered an overrun incident on landing amid rough weather at approximately 6.22 p.m. local time at Yangon airport on Wednesday, wounding 19 including one infant and six women out of 35 passengers and crews.

Apart from six crews, there were 29 passengers including one infant from Bangladesh, Myanmar, India, China, Denmark, France, Britain and Canada, the official sources said.