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3 committees formed to investigate emergency landing of PM’s flight

Three separate committees were formed by the Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) and Civil Aviation ministry to investigate the emergency landing of a VVIP flight carrying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Talking to BSS, Biman General Manager Shakil Meraj today said they have formed a four-member committee, led by its Chief of Technical Captain Fazal Mahmud Chowdhury.

The other members of the committee are Chief of Flight Safety Captain Soyeb Chowdhury, Deputy Chief Engineer Mohammad Hanif and Manager, Quality Assurance Nirangan Roy.

"The Committee has been asked to submit report within December 1 to the Biman Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer," added Meraj.

Besides, CAAB has formed another three-member committee with its senior consultant Captain Fariduzzaman as chief.

"The committee has been directed to submit report within seven working days," CAAB Public Relation Officer Rezaul Karin told BSS.

The Civil Aviation Ministry has also formed a four-member committee headed by additional secretary Swapan Kumar Sarker. The committee has been asked to submit report within seven days.

The special VVIP flight (BG 1011) "Ranga Pravat" carrying the premier and 99 passengers including her entourage, four cockpit crew, 20 cabin crew and four aircraft engineers left Dhaka for the Hungarian capital at 9.14 am yesterday.

But due to technical fault it landed at Ashgabat, the Turkmenistan

capital, at 2.15 pm Bangladesh time by changing its route, according to the national carrier. After arrival at Ashgabat, the on-duty engineers repaired the glitch.

Later, the Biman's special VVIP flight carrying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina started for Budapest at 6.37 pm after over four hours of unscheduled stopover at Ashgabat in Turkmenistan.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Budapest yesterday (Sunday) afternoon on a four-day bilateral visit in conjunction with Budapest Water Summit 2016 at the invitation of Hungarian President Dr Janos Ader.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)