Bangladesh Biman Hijack attempt: Plane flies on Thursday | Daily Star
03:06 PM, March 06, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:32 PM, March 06, 2019

Hijack bid: Biman plane flies from tomorrow

The Biman carrier that underwent a hijack attempt last month will be returning to the flight list from tomorrow, a top official has said.

Talking to The Daily Star, Shakil Meraj, spokesperson for Biman Bangladesh Airlines said the flight schedule of Boeing 737-800 will be prepared tomorrow.

So far obtained, the plane that sustained two bullet hits to its body and a damaged switchboard have been replaced and repaired.

The plane is currently in Dhaka, ready to fly.

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE FLIGHT?

The plane ‘Moyurponkhhi’ was under a hijack attempt at Chattogram’s Shah Amanat International Airport on February 24.

The plane was landed on an emergency basis and all the 148 passengers on board were evacuated safely. All the cabin crew members were also safe.

Later, the alleged hijacker, who was said to have been in his mid-20s and armed with a pistol, was neutralised in a swift commando operation of eight minutes.

Afterwards, the officials said the “hijacker” appeared to have been “mentally imbalanced” and that he wanted to speak to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police had kept the plane in their custody.

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