Bird strike delays Manchester-bound Biman flight by 5 hours at Sylhet airport

Mechanical issues emerged after the jet hit a bird on the runway while landing

Published : 14 August 2022, 01:14 PM
Updated : 14 August 2022, 01:14 PM

A bird strike has delayed a Biman Bangladesh flight to Manchester by five hours at Sylhet’s Osmani International Airport.

The flight was scheduled to take off for the UK at 9:40 am on Sunday, the flag carrier’s Sylhet Manager Shahnewaz Mazumder said.

“But mechanical issues emerged around 8:40 am after the jet was hit by a bird while landing on the runway."

The flight started for Manchester with 297 passengers on board at 2:50 pm, after engineers from Dhaka fixed the problem.

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