PBA Desk: A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight from Dhaka to Yangon skidded off the runway while landing at Yangon Airport in Myanmar on Wednesday evening due to inclement weather, leaving around 30 people injured.
The accident occurred when the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft from Dhaka was landing amidst bad weather on Wednesday evening, Biman spokesman Shakil Meraj told.
The 19 injured were admitted to North Okkalapa General Hospital, Bangladesh Ambassador to Myanmar Manjurul Karim Khan Chowdhury told media.
The others on board the flight were also injured, but released after first-aid at the airport, the ambassador said.
The injuries were not life-threatening, he added.
However, Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary Md Mohibul Haque told UNB that 15 passengers were injured in the incident and all of them are out of danger. “There’s no serious injury.
The injured were being treated at Myanmar hospital,” he said.
Biman General Manager (Public Relations) Shakil Meraj, said the Dash 8 aircraft with 33 people on board — 29 passengers, two pilots and two cabin crewmembers — left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 3:45pm.
It skidded off the runway around 6:22pm due to inclement weather while landing at the Yangon Airport, he said, claiming that all the passengers are safe.
Shakil Meraj also said they are sending a special aircraft to Yangon at 10pm today to bring back the return flight passengers and crewmembers.