An injured passenger from a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane that came off the runway as it landed in bad weather at Yangon’s international airport is transported from North Okkalapa hospital to Yangon General Hospital in Yangon, Myanmar, May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang
YANGON (Reuters) – A Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane skidded off the runway when it landed in bad weather at Yangon’s international airport on Wednesday evening, injuring at least 17 people, officials said.
The Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft was carrying 29 passengers and four crew when it bounced while landing during heavy winds in Myanmar’s commercial capital, Bangladesh’s ambassador said. The plane was severely damaged.
The 17 who sustained mostly minor injuries were admitted to a local hospital, Manjurul Karim Khan Chowdhury, told Reuters.