Dhaka: 3:49 AM, Thu, 19 Sep, 2019

Biman plane crashes in Yangon airport

Amirul : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-05-08 8:00:44 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-05-10 9:42:13 AM

International Desk: A plane of Biman Bangladesh Airlines crashed on the runway in Yangon International Airport, The Myanmar Times sources said.

The aircraft carrying 33 passengers on board left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 3:30 pm. The flight BG060 skidded off the runway while landing at the Yangon International Airport around 6:22pm due to bad weather, said Shakil Meraj, general manager for public relations at Biman.

11 passengers and the Biman pilot are undergoing treatment at a local hospital as they were reported injured.

Sources from the aviation industry told The Myanmar Times that there has been an incident just now with S2-AGQ - Bombardier Dash 8 Q400.

The Myanmar Times received photos of the plane lying on the grass near the runway in Yangon airport.

Posts on social media suggest that the aircraft slid off the runway.

The airport is currently closed.

risingbd/Dhaka/May 8, 2019/AI