Biman plane crashes in Yangon airport; 19 hospitalized

8 May 2019, 9:33:00

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane with 33 people on board from Dhaka has skidded off the runway at Yangon International Airport in Myanmar and 19 of them have been hospitalised.

The accident occurred when the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft from Dhaka was landing amidst bad weather on Wednesday evening, Biman spokesman Shakil Meraj told.

The 19 injured were admitted to North Okkalapa General Hospital, Bangladesh Ambassador to Myanmar Manjurul Karim Khan Chowdhury told from the hospital by telephone.

The airport is currently closed.

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