Bangladesh plane forced to land in 'hijack attempt'

Bangladesh plane forced to land in
# 24 February 2019 18:52 (UTC +04:00)

An airliner flying from the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka to Dubai was forced to make an emergency landing following a hijack attempt, ONA reports citing BBC.

The Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight, carrying 142 passengers, was surrounded by security forces at an airport in the Bangladeshi coastal city of Chittagong.

Flight BG147's passengers disembarked safely, reports say, citing police.

A man suspected of trying to storm the cockpit was arrested, AFP news agency reports, quoting security forces.

The aircraft was immediately cordoned off when it landed at the Shah Amanat International airport in Chittagong as police talked to the suspected hijacker.