Chattogram: Passengers were evacuated from a Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram on Sunday afternoon following suspicious behaviour of a person aboard.The suspected man was learned to have held two crew members hostage inside the aircraft.
Biman Manager (Public Relations) Tasmin Akhter said the flight that took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka in the afternoon was scheduled to make a stopover at the Chattogram airport on its way to Dubai. However, it made the emergency landing suspecting a passenger to be a hijacker.
Tasmin, however, said it is not still clear whether it was a hijacking bid.
Later, members of Rapid Action Battalion and police cordoned off the aircraft.
Meanwhile, officer-in-charge of Patenga Police Station in Chattogram Abul Quashem said two bullets were fired in the aircraft.
Contacted, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told UNB around 7:10pm that they were still not clear what actually happened in the aircraft.
Earlier, Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary Mohibul Haque told UNB all the passengers were evacuated from the aircraft following the suspicious behaviour of a passenger.
He also said two crew members were talking to the suspected man.