Biman Bangladesh Dash 8 Experiences Runway Excursion


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A Biman Bangladesh de Havilland Dash 8-400, performing flight BG-60 from Dhaka (Bangladesh) to Yangon (Myanmar) with 29 passengers and 4 crew, landed on Yangon’s runway 21 but veered left off the runway and came to a stop on soft ground with all gear collapsed and the fuselage broken into three sections.

All 33 occupants received injuries, 19 of them were taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. The airport was closed for about 2:30 hours as result of the accident, then resumed operations.

The airline confirmed 29 passengers, two pilots and two cabin crew on board of the aircraft.

The Bangladeshi Ambassador to Myanmar reported from the hospital that 19 people were hospitalized, none of those with life-threatening injuries.