Malaysia-bound US-Bangla aircraft returns due to technical alarm

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DHAKA, March 24, 2018 (BSS) – A Malaysia bound US-Bangla aircraft from Dhaka returned at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) 20 minutes after taking off as the pilot got an alarm from the engine.

“The flight carrying 164 passengers took off HSIA for Malaysia at 8:45 am but after nearly 20 minutes, it had to return due to technical problem and landed here safely,” US-Bangla spokesperson Kamrul Islam told BSS today.

He said the flight again took off for Malaysia at 11:45 am as engineers found no fault after conducting a through checkup on the aircraft after coming back.

Kamrul said pilot returned Dhaka after getting a “false alarm” from the fuel filter bypass of the aircraft. “The pilot came back as he didn’t want to take any risk,” he added.

The incident took place after 12 days of deadly US-Bangla aircraft crash at Kathmandu Trivuban International Airport, leaving 49 dead including 26 Bangladeshi nationals.