Bomb scare: Malaysian Airlines plane makes emergency landing at Dhaka airport

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Security beefed up at the airport while law enforcers find no explosives

A Malaysian Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Wednesday following a bomb threat on board.

The Malaysian flight landed at the airport at around 9:40pm with 135 passengers on board.

Authorities had beefed up security at the airport after getting information that a passenger on the flight was carrying a bomb.

However, the authorities did not find any explosives on board Flight MH-198 during the initial search, an airport official said.

The law enforcement agencies were conducting a thorough inspection until the filing of this report at midnight.
At around 1:15am Thursday, the airport’s Executive Director Group Captain Touhid-ul Ahsan told Dhaka Tribune: “The security personnel have finished the search but they did not find any bomb or explosives.”

Emergency landing in Chittagong

Meanwhile, a Dash-8 aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Aircraft made a safe emergency landing following a technical glitch at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong.

All 42 passengers and six crews on board were safe after the aircraft landed at the airport at around 9:40pm, Biman’s MD and CEO Abu Saleh Mostofa Kamal told the media.

The Chittagong-bound flight from Dhaka had a technical glitch with its nose landing gear (Wheel), he said.

The aircraft hovered in the sky nearly 30 minutes before making the final approach for landing, according to Biman sources.

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