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Biman Escapes Near Crash Landing  
User currently offlineBiman From Bangladesh, joined Sep 2006, 136 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4150 times:


Airport sources said the wheel-box of the flight (BG-048) went out of order as the hydroelectric chamber of the flight leaked

Monday July 09 2007 01:03:47 AM BDT

CHITTAGONG, July 8: A DC-10 flight of Bangladesh Biman, carrying 240 passengers and crew from Dubai, escaped a possible crash just before landing at Shah Amanat International Airport here Sunday, reports UNB.

Airport sources said the wheel-box of the flight (BG-048) went out of order as the hydroelectric chamber of the flight leaked just before its landing at about 12:50pm.

The pilot of the Dubai-Chittagong-Dhaka flight failed to open its wheel-box when the aircraft was flying 1600 feet above the ground. The pilot then kept the aircraft flying for about 50 minutes and managed to open the wheelbox through


The aircraft then landed safely at about 1:40pm, the airport sources said.

Of the 216 stranded passengers, 23 Dhaka-bound people were waiting at the airport while 193 others left the airport for their homes in Chittagong.

Airport sources said the stranded flight was scheduled to leave Shah Amanat International Airport with 156 Dubai-bound passengers at 2pm for Dhaka. But the flight could not fly, as its wheelbox was not working well yet.

The flight was scheduled to leave for Dubai again via Dhaka this (Sunday) evening with some more passengers from the capital.

The authorities concerned, according to the sources, were trying to bring back another DC-10 flight from Kuala Lumpur for carrying the stranded passengers to Dubai.

“There could have been a disaster had the hydroelectric chamber blasted in the sky,” said an airport source.

Meanwhile, a team of engineers, led by Chief Engineer Anwar Hossain, was trying to find out the reasons behind the sudden glitches in the wheel-box

UNB/ The News Today

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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2139 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4031 times:

Quoting The news reporter who wrote the text in the (Thread starter):
There could have been a disaster had the hydroelectric chamber blasted in the sky

Imagine the mayhem if it had been nu-ku-lar instead of hydroelectric.
A mal-a-jet-ism, perhaps?

[Edited 2007-07-09 04:52:02]

The best time to plant a tree is 40 years ago. The second best time is today.
User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1202 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3965 times:

I know Biman was banned from flying into the U.S (they used to fly into JFK) with their DC10's. Their newest DC10 (S2-ACR) is 19 years old but their other 4 are getting up there in age (S2-ACS=1980;S2-ACO=1978;S2-ACP=1979;S2-ACQ=1979) and they're probably not maintained very well. If that plane would've crashed, that would've been bad news for Biman as one of their A310's recently had a crash landing in Dubai. Most importantly, I'm glad the 240 passengers and crew onboard are all fine.

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