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Biman flight makes emergency landing in Dhaka

Front tyre damaged

WT24 Desk

A domestic flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here on Friday afternoon after a front tyre was damaged, Agencies report.

Biman General Manager (Public Relations) Shakil Meraj said soon after it took off from Osmani International Airport in Sylhet carrying 61 passengers, the pilot of the Dhaka-bound flight noticed that one of the front tyres was damaged.

Controller of Osmani International Airport AKM Anisuzzaman Talukder said there was a big bang soon after the takeoff of the flight. Later, a part of a tyre was found on the runway, he said, adding that the tyre might have burst.

The matter was informed to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport through the control tower and a special arrangement was in place at the airport to face the situation, said an official at the security section of the Sylhet airport wishing anonymity.

However, the flight made the emergency landing at the Dhaka airport safely around 4:10 pm, Shakil said.

He also said all the passengers and the pilot along with his crewmembers disembarked from the aircraft unharmed.

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