A plane certain for Dubai has made an emergency touchdown in Chittagong, Bangladesh, after a hijacking attempt, airline and aviation officers have confirmed. The suspect was killed throughout a police operation.
Following the emergency touchdown, the plane was instantly surrounded by legislation enforcement. Grainy footage exhibiting individuals fleeing from the plane has emerged on-line. People will be seen operating from the plane whereas presumably airport staff or legislation enforcement are speeding in the direction of the plane.
All of the passengers had been rescued, however the suspect remained on board and the standoff continued for a while.
“There were 142 passengers and all of them have come out from the aircraft safely,” Shakil Miraj, the airline’s basic supervisor, instructed Reuters.
As passengers had been evacuated, one crew member remained on the plane with the hijacker, as a hostage. While preliminary media studies urged that the suspect had surrendered to the police, it was later confirmed that he was truly killed when particular forces stormed the plane.
The hijacker was in possession of a pistol and an obvious suicide belt, but it stays unclear whether or not the explosives and the firearm had been real or faux. The man is believed to be a Bangladeshi, although his precise identification has but to be established.