Pilot of crashed Biman jet admitted to CMH

Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Update:

This handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 9 May 2019 shows officials inspecting a Biman Bangladesh airlines passenger jet after it slides off a runway at Yangon International airport on 8 May evening. AFP File PhotoThe pilot of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft that crash landed at Myanmar's Yangon airport on Wednesday, was admitted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka on Friday night.

The condition of the pilot, Shamim Nazrul, has been improving, Inter Services Public Relations Directorate (ISPR) assistant director Rashedul Alam Khan told Prothom Alo.

“Injured pilot Shamim Nazrul was admitted to the CMH on Friday night. He sustained minor injuries on his head. His condition is normal now,” he added.

This handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 9 May 2019 shows a crumpled Biman Bangladesh Airlines jet lying on the grass at the side of the Yangon International airport’s runway. AFP File PhotoBiman flight from Dhaka skidded off the runway while landing at Yangon Airport on Wednesday evening due to inclement weather, injuring all 35 people on board.

Among the injured, 29 were passengers, two pilots, two cabin crew and two ground engineers. Fifteen of the passengers were Bangladeshis, five Chinese, three Myanmarese, two British and one each from Denmark, France, Canada and India.

Among the injured, 19 were admitted to North Okkalapa General Hospital in Yangon.

On Friday night, a special flight of Biman brought back 10 injured including the pilots, cabin crew and ground engineers.

Pilot Shamim Nazrul was taken to CMH while ground engineer Reza, cabin crew Farzana Gazi and a passenger to Apollo Hospital in the capital, Biman general manager (public relations) Shakil Meraj said.

The rest have gone home, he added.

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