Bangladesh plane hijack: Plane forced to make an emergency landing in ‘hijack attempt’ by an armed passenger onboard

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight made an emergency landing at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, following a reported hijack attempt.

Following the emergency landing, the plane was immediately surrounded by law enforcement.

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.

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

All of the passengers were rescued, but the suspect remained on board and the standoff continued for some time.

The suspect eventually surrendered to police and has been taken into custody.

“There were 142 passengers and all of them have come out from the aircraft safely,” Shakil Miraj, the airline’s general manager, told Reuters.

The plane is reported to be flight BG 147, belonging to Biman Bangladesh airlines. The aircraft had been traveling from the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka to Dubai, but was forced to make an emergency landing in the city of Chittagong.

The hijacker was armed and opened fire during the incident, a local legislator who was on the plane told Somoy TV.

“He fired a shot. When the pilot pursued him, he said he wanted to talk to the prime minister,” the witness said.

So far, it remains unclear whether anyone was injured during the hijack attempt, but some media outlets have reported that one of the crewmembers may have sustained a gunshot wound.

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