Bird-hit disables engine of Biman flight from Dubai

A tragedy was averted on Saturday after a Dubai-Dhaka Biman flight was grounded in Osmani International Airport in Sylhet.

A bird reportedly entered the engine of the plane after it landed for a stopover in Osmani International Airport, en route to Dhaka, according to the airport’s Manager Hafiz Ahmed.

“A bird entered the right engine, broke four blades and disabled the engine,” he told the media.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines' BG-052 flight touched ground around 7.15am on Saturday.

All 39 Dhaka-bound passengers on board the flight from Dubai are safe, according to media reports.

The flight was to carry 58 passengers in all to the Bangladeshi capital from Sylhet. Another 19 Dhaka-bound passengers from Sylhet were supposed to board the wide-bodied aircraft, but the flight had to be cancelled following the incident.

The 58 passengers were reportedly sent to Dhaka by another Biman aircraft.

According to media reports, the plane will take-off for Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka after repair works.

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