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Biman flight makes emergency landing in Nagpur as pilot suffers heart attack mid-air

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  • 27th August, 2021 03:59:33 PM
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Biman flight makes emergency landing in Nagpur as pilot suffers heart attack mid-air

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A Biman Bangladesh plane flying from Muscat to Dhaka made an emergency landing at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur, Maharashtra, in India on Friday after one of the pilots suffered a heart attack.

Dr Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal, managing director and CEO of the airlines, confirmed the news.

The Boeing 737 aircraft with 126 passengers on board was scheduled to land at the Hazrat Shahjalal Internatinal Airport at around 11:30am, the Biman MD said.

Captain Nawshad felt unwell and reportedly had a heart attack, Kamal said.

The plane was near Raipur when it contacted Kolkata ATC for an emergency landing and was advised to land at the nearest airport Nagpur.

Captain Nawshad is going through medical check-up and as per the latest information, he is doing fine, Kamal also said.

Biman Bangladesh recently resumed flight services with India after air travel between the two countries was suspended during the coronavirus pandemic.