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Collision between aircraft: 5 Biman officials, including principal engineer, suspended

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has suspended its principal engineer and four other officials as two of the carrier’s Boeing aircraft recently suffered damage after a collision in a Dhaka airport hangar.

The decision was taken based on the report of the investigation committee formed by the civil aviation and tourism ministry, said Dr Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal, Biman’s managing director and CEO.

The five officials include Principal Engineer Mohammad Badrul Islam, three engineer officers, and a ground support equipment operator.

They were held responsible for violating section 55 of the service rules of Bangladesh Biman Corporation Employees (1979) Regulations, a punishable offence, according to the report.

On April 10, a Boeing 737 collided with Boeing 777 while exiting the hangar.

The radome and front bulkhead of the 777 aircraft and the horizontal stabiliser on the left of the 737 aircraft were partially damaged.

This was the third accident to befall the Biman fleet since mid-February this year.

After undergoing repairs, both aircraft returned to service.

Clashes like this usually occur due to the carelessness of tow truck operators or ground teams.

Source: United News of Bangladesh