WORLD All passengers aboard Bangladesh plane safe, hijack suspect detained

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All passengers aboard Bangladesh plane safe, hijack suspect detained

Xinhua

21:18, February 24, 2019

DHAKA, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) - A man who tried to hijack a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane flying from Dhaka to Dubai was arrested on Sunday, an official said.

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An aircraft operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines (File Photo: VCG)

According to the official of the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) of the Bangladesh Army, the BG147 flight to Dubai made emergency landing at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram, some 242 km southeast of the capital Dhaka, at about 5:40 p.m. local time, two hours after it took off from Dhaka.

All passengers were evacuated safely from the Boeing 737 plane, said the official who declined to be named.

"We've come to know that there was an attempt to hijack the plane," he said.

No official comment was immediately available.

The airport has also been evacuated and the area cordoned off. 

"Everything is now under control," said the ISPR official.

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