Biman Bangladesh Q400 Crashes In Myanmar
A Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft has crashed at Yangon Airport in Myanmar. The Bombardier Dash-8 A400 plane, registration number S2-AGQ, skidded off the runway on landing at 6:50pm in May, 8th. Reportedly there were 33 people on board; no fatalities have been reported although a number are said to have been hospitalised.
The Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 plane was traveling from Dhaka Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport to Yangon International Airport this evening. It was operating flight BG060 on behalf of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the flag carrying airline of Bangladesh.
As the plane came into land at the airport, using runway 21, something went wrong. The aircraft skidded off to the left side of the runway, leaving the tarmac and crashing into the grass.
The skid caused the undercarriage of the aircraft to collapse, and the fuselage broke into three. It also lost its wings, as can be seen in photos shared on social media. There was no fire, and all occupants are reported to have escaped alive.
According to local reports, the weather was terrible and there were thunderstorms in the local area. A Biman Airlines spokesperson told RT that this almost certainly contributed to the accident. The airport was closed following the incident and is yet to reopen.
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