Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Aircraft Collision

Biman’s principal engineer, 4 others suspended

Five officials of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, including its principal engineer, have been suspended over a recent collision between two Biman aircraft at the hangar of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA).

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) issued a press release in this regard on Wednesday night.

The suspended officials are principal engineer Md Badrul Islam, engineers Md Mainul Islam, Syed Bahaul Islam, Selim Hossain Khan, and GSE operator Md Hafizur Rahman.

Biman spokesperson Tahera Khandaker said that disciplinary action has been taken against the officials.

She added that the authorities would take permanent action against them upon completion of the investigation.

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali inspected the aircraft at the airport after the incident on April 10 and ordered an investigation to check whether it was an act of sabotage or an accident.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism quickly formed a four-member committee to investigate the incident and asked them to submit their findings within seven working days.

The Boeing 777 and 737 were the planes that collided. The aircraft were grounded after they suffered damage in the collision.

The accident took place when a Boeing 737 hit a Boeing 777, which was undergoing maintenance at the hanger, sources said.