Narrow escape for Biman’s DC-10 | A DC-10 aircraft of Biman Bangladesh, the national flag carrier narrowly escaped major accident at the runway of the Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong yesterday during landing. The incident took place at around 10.30 last night (May 14).
The aircraft left Dhaka with a number of passengers and arrived Chittagong at around 10.30pm, 5 hours delayed from its scheduled time. During landing, left side wheel of the front pair of wheels had friction with a piece of sharp corrugated iron sheet and was cut slightly. Despite this, the aircraft landed safely without any casualties. After necessary repairing, the flight departed Chittagong again for Abu Dhabi at around 1230 am.
According to sources, the piece of tin (corrugated iron sheet) may have been on the runway due to the inclement weather derived from the incoming Cyclone “Mohasen” which is assumed to hit coastal area of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar area this evening.