A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight today made emergency landing at Dhaka airport amid criticism of the national flag carrier after the incident with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s plane.
The Boeing 737, that came in from Mascot, Oman, and was scheduled to land in Chittagong, made the emergency landing in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:07am.
The flight took off from Oman around 4:48am.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines General Manager (public relations) Shakil Meraj told The Daily Star that the emergency landing was compelled by a ruptured nose wheel of the flight BG122.
“The flight was carrying 149 passengers and seven crews – all of whom are physically unharmed. The flight was made to land in Dhaka for additional security,” the Biman official said.
The airport was closed for some time after the landing, a top official said seeking anonymity. He said, one of the nose wheels exploded during takeoff in Oman. The other ruptured while landing in Dhaka.
The national flag carrier is already under criticism for the glitch that compelled Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Hungary flight to make an emergency landing on November 27.
For that incident, seven Biman officials have been suspended and arrested.