Biman starts Yangon accident probe on Sunday


11th May, 2019 10:11:48 printer

Biman starts Yangon accident probe on Sunday

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will launch an investigation over its flight BG-060 that skidded off the runway at Yangon International airport on Wednesday.

“We will start our investigation process from tomorrow to find out the actual reason behind the incident,” Biman’s Chief of flight safety Captain Shoeb Chowdhury informed journalist on Saturday, reports BSS.

The national flag carrier formed a six-member probe body headed by Captain Chowdhury on Thursday, the next day of the accident and asked the committee to submit the report within 15 working days.

Meanwhile, Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) sent its Aircraft Accident Investigation Group (AAIG) Head Captain Salahuddin M Rahmatullah to Yangon today for helping Myanmar authority in investigating Biman’s aircraft crash landing incident.

As per Annex 13 of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), one accredited representative from the airlines host country will conduct the investigation jointly with the probe team of the country, which witnessed accident.

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 pm 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 from Bangladesh, Myanmar, India, China, Denmark, France, Britain
and Canada, the official sources said.

Among the injured Bangladeshi nationals, four passengers and six crews of the BG-060 arrived in the capital last night by a special flight of Biman Bangladesh airlines.

Upon arrival at HSIA, three passengers were transferred to Apollo Hospitals while one of the pilots Shamim Nazrul was taken to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the capital.

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 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.

The Biman’s leased Dash-8Q aircraft, the same modeled aircraft of the US- Bangla Airlines that suffered a deadly crash at Kathmandu last year, sustained severe damage due to the accident.