Bangladeshi Security forces foiled a hijack attempt on flight BG147 by a 25-year-old man on Sunday. All passengers on board the Bangladesh Biman plane which was bound for Dubai from Dhaka plane are safe.
“We have successfully rescued everyone,” said Air Vice Marshall Mofid, after security forces stormed the plane and arrested the man. Mofid told reporters that the hijacker claimed he had a pistol. The country’s civil aviation chief Nayeem Hasan earlier said the suspect had claimed to have a bomb.
“From the talks and dialogue we have with him, it seems he is psychologically deranged,” Hasan said after the man was arrested.
The plane landed safely at Chittagong airport in southeastern Bangladesh, where the passengers were evacuated.
He has been taken into custody and is being questioned.