Probe Committee Formed Over Foiled Bangladesh Plane Hijacking

Probe Committee Formed Over Foiled Bangladesh Plane Hijacking

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Feb 26 (NNN-BSS) – A five-member committee was formed on Monday, to probe into a gunman’s foiled attempt to hijack a Dubai-bound Biman Bangladesh Airlines, at the country’s south-eastern Chattogram airport.

According to the Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry, a senior official is leading the five-member probe committee.

Bangladeshi commandos stormed the passenger plane of the national flag carrier and shot dead an armed man, who tried to hijack the Dubai-bound flight on Sunday.

Major General Motiur Rahman of the Bangladesh Army told reporters that, the man with a pistol, died from injuries sustained during the commando operation.

All passengers were evacuated safely from the flight BG147.

According to officials, the Boeing 737-800 aircraft made an emergency landing, at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram, some 242 km south-east of the capital, Dhaka, at about 5:40 p.m. local time (1140 GMT), hours after it took off from Dhaka.

Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB), Naim Hassan, said the suspect, who seemed mentally imbalanced, told the pilot that he had an issue with his wife that he wanted to tell the country’s prime minister.– NNN-BSS


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