US-Bangla flight makes emergency landing after technical glitch

Published: September 26, 2018 14:59:42 | Updated: September 27, 2018 12:12:49

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A Cox's Bazar-bound aircraft of US-Bangla Airlines with 164 passengers, including 11 children, on board made an emergency landing without nose gear at Shah Amanat International Airport of Chattogram on Wednesday morning.

General Manager (Marketing support and PR) of US-Bangla Airlines Quamrul Islam said a flight of US-Bangla Airlines- BS-141 took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport of Dhaka at 11:30am, reports UNB.

As a technical glitch developed, the flight had to make an emergency landing at Shah Amanat International Airport as there was no facility of emergency landing at Cox's Bazar Airport, he said.

However, all the passengers are safe, Quamrul informed.

On March 12, at least 51 people, including 26 Bangladeshi nationals, were killed as a US-Bangla Airlines aircraft crashed and burst into flames at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of the Himalayan country of Nepal.

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