Aircraft makes emergency landing in Ctg
Published: 2014-05-30 12:31:52.0 BdST Updated: 2014-05-30 14:57:28.0 BdST
An Air Arabia flight has made an emergency landing in Chittagong 45 minutes after takeoff due to a technical glitch, airport authorities say.
The Sharjah-bound flight left Shah Amanat International Airport with 134 passengers on board at 10:10am on Friday.
"The airlines authorities said they had encountered technical difficulties shortly after taking off," immigration police's Additional Deputy Commissioner Mizanur Rahman said.
Airport manager Wing Commander Nur-e-Alam said the pilot found "pressurisation problem" after climbing to 10,000 metres.
"Air pressure is low in the upper atmosphere; so, the cabin's air pressure has to be kept normal," he explained.
"But due to a problem, the cabin pressure was not normal, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing," Alam said.
The plane took off for its destination at 12:42pm, he said.
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