Probe into PM flight glitch

Dhaka,  Sun,  04 December 2016
Published : 28 Nov 2016, 13:02:12 | Updated : 28 Nov 2016, 13:29:33

Biman, ministry form separate panels to probe PM flight glitch

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has formed a four-member probe committee to investigate a technical glitch in a flight carrying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The committee, led by Chief of Technical Captain Fazal Mahmud Chowdhury, has been asked to submit its report by December 1, said Shakil Meraj General Manager (Public Relations) of Biman on Monday.

The Ministry of Aviation and Tourism has also formed a committee to investigate this. 

Minister Rashed Khan Memon said Additional Secretary Swapan Kumar Sarkar (Administration and Tourism) will head the committee.

The VVIP flight of the national flag carrier made an emergency landing at Ashgabat International Airport around 2:15 pm (BST) following a low oil pressure at its engine. 

Prime Minister Hasina resumed her journey for Budapest from Turkmenistan at 6:37 pm (BST), after a delay of over four hours following repairs of the glitch in the flight. 

Earlier in the morning, the Prime Minister left here for Budapest on a four-day visit at the invitation of Hungarian President Dr Janos Ader to attend the Budapest Water Summit 2016.

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