Thursday, February 28th, 2019

PM appreciates pilots, crew of Biman exposed to hijack threat

Published 9:05 pm | February 28, 2019

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today appreciated the “courage, intelligence and prudence” of a Biman aircraft pilots and crew which was exposed to a hijack threat on Feb 24.

“You’ve showed huge courage, intelligence and prudence,” she told the
pilots and crew of the Biman aircraft that made an emergency landing in
Chattagram Shah Amanat International Airport as one of the passengers emerged
as a hijacker.

The premier called them “heroes” saying that they successfully thwarted
the hijack bid of the BG-147 aircraft.

“You’ve successfully tackled the situation with infinite courage causing
no casualties and damage to the aircraft,” premier’s deputy press secretary
Ashraful Alam Khokan quoted her as saying.

briefing reporters after the pilots and crews of the aircraft BG-147
called on the premier at her official Ganbhaban residence here this evening.
“You’ve showed huge courage, intelligence and prudence by ending the hijack
bid successfully,” she told the pilots and crews of the Biman aircraft.

The Dubai-bound Boeing 737-800 aircraft made an emergency landing at the
Chattogram airport at 5:41pm on Sunday after a youth named Polash Ahmed
allegedly attempted to hijack the plane.

He was killed later in an eight-minute operation by military para-
commandos.

Sheikh Hasina said she monitored the situation every minute during that episode and her biggest concern was the security of the passengers, pilots and crew. “I issued directives for safe evacuation of all passengers, pilots and crews,” she said.

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