Biman Bangladesh Airlines Flight 60

Biman Bangladesh Airlines Flight 60 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Dhaka Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport, Bangladesh to Yangon International Airport, Myanmar. On May 8, 2019, the Bombardier Q400 aircraft, skidded off the runway upon landing, breaking into three sections. There were no fatalities, but 18 of the 28 passengers on board including 5 crew members were injured: the aircraft was also declared a hull loss, making it the tenth loss of a Q400 aircraft.[2][3][1]

Biman Bangladesh Airlines Flight 60
S2-AGQ Biman Bangladesh Airlines De Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q. (43039518221)
S2-AGQ, the aircraft involved, seen in June 2018
Accident
DateMay 8, 2019
SummaryRunway excursion
SiteYangon International Airport, Yangon, Myanmar
Aircraft
Aircraft typeBombardier Dash-8-Q400
OperatorBiman Bangladesh Airlines
IATA flight No.BG060
ICAO flight No.BBC060
Call signBANGLADESH 60
RegistrationS2-AGQ
Flight originDhaka Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport
DestinationYangon International Airport
Occupants33
Passengers28
Crew5
Fatalities0
Injuries18[1]
Survivors33 (all)

Aircraft

The accident aircraft held the registration number S2-AGQ.

The aircraft was delivered to Smart Aviation Company in 2011 and was leased to Biman Bangladesh Airlines as a new aircraft in April of 2015.[4]

Accident

In the early afternoon of May 8, 2019, at around 15:15 local time, Biman Bangladesh Airlines Flight 060 took off from Dhaka on a scheduled passenger flight to Yangon in Myanmar. At the time of the accident a thunderstorm was present and the weather was very poor.

When the aircraft rolled out for landing, for unknown circumstances it deviated from its course and veered off the 2.1 mile long runway into the grass next to the only runway. The impact caused the aircraft to snap into three sections just behind the forward passenger door and the rear service door. The undercarriage collapsed and the right wing was highly damaged where it meets with the fuselage.

The plane sustained serious damage to be declared a hull loss, but no fire broke out, and there were no fatalities. However, 18 passengers and crew were reported injured.[5][1][6]

References

  1. ^ a b c "18 injured after Bangladeshi plane skids off runway at Myanmar's airport". Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Breaking: Biman Bangladesh Q400 Crashes In Myanmar". Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  3. ^ "20 injured in Yangon crash".
  4. ^ "S2-AGQ Biman Bangladesh Airlines De Havilland Canada DHC-8-400". Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  5. ^ https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20190508-0
  6. ^ <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukg0a4xZam4
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