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IFALPA praises Biman pilot’s professionalism

DHAKA, Jan 2, 2017 (BSS) - International Federation of Airlines Pilot Association (IFALPA) has praised Biman's Captain Nawshad for showing extraordinary professional skill and efficiency in handling the BG 122 flight with damaged landing gear.

In a letter to Nawshad, the IFALPA Acting President Captain Ron Abel said: "I am writing to you to recognise your actions taken on your flight on the 22nd December, 2016 which ensured the flight landed safely," said a Biman release today.

"I have been appraised of the situation and the decisions you made to continue to the airport with the better emergency support and then after the low approaches to confirm the problems, the skill you used to land the aircraft with the damaged landing gear," he added.

On December 22, the flight BG 122 of Biman Bangladesh Airlines made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) following a glitch at a rear wheel.

One of the tires of rear wheels of Boeing 737-800, Chittagong bound flight returning from Muscat, was damaged immediately after take-off that forced it to make the emergency landing.

The Captain of the flight as a cautionary measure landed safely at HSIA at 10:07am.

The Biman flight left Muscat for Chittagong carrying 149 passengers and seven crew members. But, immediately after the took-off, the Captain noticed the burst tire of the 162-seater leased aircraft.

Captain Nawshad Ataul Quayum, born in October 17, 1977 in Dhaka, joined Biman as pilot in September 20, 2002 and so far he has completed 8,700 flying hours.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)