Dhaka - A passenger from Biman Bangladesh Airlines was shot by security forces after attempting to hijack a Boeing 737-800 flying from Dhaka to Dubai. The hijacker was killed, no other casualties or injuries.
On February 24, a Boeing 737-800 of Bangladesh's national carrier was on its way from Dhaka to Dubai while a 25-year old man attempted to hijack the aircraft with its143 passengers and seven crew members.
The man reportedly stood up and told a PNC that he had a firearm and a bomb, and wanted to access the cockpit. The pilots diverted to Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong and carried out an emergency landing. Passengers were evacuated by the emergency evacuation slides while the crew and the hijacker remained on board.
According to the authorities, the alleged hijacker reportedly asked to speak to Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed and refused to surrender. According to some sources, an explosion aboard the plane triggered the assault of the security forces, the man was shot several times and died on the way to the hospital.
An army spokesman said that nothing found but a dummy pistol. Civil Aviation Director Naim Hassan told local press that the man seemed psychologically disturbed. A pilot reportedly added that the hijacker had problems with his wife.