After its pilot suffered a massive heart attack, a flight of Bangladesh’s official carrier, Biman, made an emergency landing at Nagpur International airport here on Friday.
Flight BG 22 from Muscat, Oman’s port capital, was carrying 126 passengers to Dhaka when the pilot, Captain Naushad, became ill.
According to Airports Authority of India (AAI) sources, the flight was contacted by Kolkata ATC, who directed the flight to make a medical emergency landing at Nagpur airport. According to an AAI official, “The incident occurred while the plane was flying over Chattisgarh. The plane landed safely around 11.37 a.m., and the pilot was rushed to a nearby hospital.
According to reports, all of the passengers on board are fully secure. “The passengers were at the terminal and are now waiting for an alternate flight,” said MA Abid Ruhi, director of Nagpur airport.
Capt. Naushad, he said, is “stable and out of danger.”
Biman Bangladesh Airlines has recently resumed flights to India. The governments have reopened air travel between the two countries after a lengthy suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.