Bird strike delays Sylhet-Manchester flight by five hours

Sunday, 14 August 2022

A bird strike has delayed a Biman Bangladesh flight to Manchester by five hours at Sylhet’s Osmani International Airport.

The flight was scheduled to take off for the UK at 9:40 am on Sunday, the flag carrier’s Sylhet Manager Shahnewaz Mazumder said, reports bdnews24.com.

“But mechanical issues emerged around 8:40 am after the jet was hit by a bird while landing on the runway."

The flight started for Manchester with 297 passengers on board at 2:50 pm, after engineers from Dhaka fixed the problem.