Biman B738 near Dhaka on Feb 24th 2019, attempted hijack

Last Update: February 24, 2019 / 21:22:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 24, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BG-147

Aircraft Registration
S2-AHV

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Biman Bangladesh Boeing 737-800, registration S2-AHV performing flight BG-147 from Dhaka to Chittagong (Bangladesh) with 134 passengers and 14 crew, was climbing out of Dhaka when a passenger armed with a gun attempted to intrude the cockpit and force the crew to fly to Chittagong, where he wanted to talk to Bangladesh's Prime Minister. The crew continued the hop to Chittagong, declared emergency and landed safely. The passengers and crew except the gunman were able to disembark, while security forces engaged the man in negotiations trying to convince the man to give up. When a shot was fired inside the aircraft security forces opened a raid and fire severly wounding the gunman. The gunman was taken to a hospital where he died.

Bangladeshi Authorities opened an investigation in how it was possible to carry a gun on board in Dhaka.

The aircraft was bound to fly to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) following the scheduled intermediate stop in Chittagong.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 24, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BG-147

Aircraft Registration
S2-AHV

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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