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Mayurpankhi to fly again on March 7

Staff Correspondent |
Update: 2019-03-05 8:27:57 PM
Mayurpankhi to fly again on March 7

DHAKA:   The plane ‘Boing-737’ which narrowly escaped a probable hijack attempt on February 24 is set to fly on March 7.

The ‘Boeing-737,’ otherwise known as Mayurpankhi, will resume its flight operation after securing permission from its manufacturing company Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB).

Biman’s general manager (public relations) Shakil Meraj told media when he was exchanging views with aviation blogger Sam Chui at the office on Tuesday (March 5).

The aircraft has already been brought to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport of Dhaka.

Following such an incident, flight operation cannot be begun without permission from its manufacturer. Boeing Commercial is now running checks on the aircraft, Shakil Meraj said.

On February 24, Mayurpankhi was scheduled to fly to Dubai with a stopover at Chittagong airport. The plane landed at Chittagong airport as a man tried to hijack it. Later, law enforcers thwarted the attempt in the evening.

BDST:  2028 HRS, MAR 5, 2019



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