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5 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Oman-bound nat’l soccer team crash land at HSIA

Reaches Muscat by delayed flight
SPORTS REPORTER, Dhaka

Oman bound Bangladesh national team football players escaped from an accident when a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines was forced to crash landing due to technical faults on Sunday night.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Flight BG-0021 took off the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at about 11:30 pm though the schedule was to fly at 9:45pm.

But after an hour of flying suddenly the light of inside the aircraft was stopped after an odd sound and the air-conditioner was not working, as the BFF media officer Ahsan Hasan Amit informed the reporters yesterday morning.

Meanwhile, a 31-member national football squad was supposed to fly on 9:45pm by the Biman Bangladesh Airlines for Oman to play their away match against Oman to be held on November 14.

But the Flight BG-0021 was late for almost two hours and flew at about 11:30pm but after an hour the flight was forced to return and landed at the Shahjalal International Airport.

After the technical faults the light was stopped and the air-conditioner was not working and the pilot announced that due to technical faults the Biman was going to crash landing.

Players and the officials then were brought to a guest house in Uttara in the capital.    Finally, the team left Hajrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:30am yesterday and reached Oman at 3:30pm, according to BFF.

Tahera Khondoker, the deputy general manager of the public relation of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines when informed the reporters about the incident said, “We always give the highest priority to the security of the passengers. So when the problem was arose thereafter the pilot took the decision to return and to land at the HSIA.  Such a technical faults can arise to any flight.”

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