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All passengers, crew injured as plane skids off at Yangon airport

All 33 passengers and crew members were injured as an aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines skidded off the runway of Yangon International Airport in Myanmar this evening.

“All were injured more or less, but no one was in critical state. However, 15 of the injured were hospitalised,” Bangladesh High Commissioner in Yangon Manjurul Karim Chowdhury told journalists.

The flight BG060 skidded off the runway while landing at the airport around 6:20pm due to bad weather, said Shakil Meraj, general manager for public relations at Biman.

 

All 33 passengers and crew members are injured as an aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines skids off the runway of Yangon International Airport in Myanmar on Wednesday, 08 May 2019. The photo shows that the injured people are being treated. Photo: Collected

“All passengers are safe. Biman is sending a special flight to Yangon at 10:00pm (Bangladesh time) to bring back the passengers,” he said.

The aircraft was badly damaged in the accident, High Commissioner Manjurul Karim Chowdhury further said.

The aircraft, a Bombardier Dash 8, left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 3:45pm.

The flight operation of Yangon International Airport has been suspended following the accident, the airport sources said.

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