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Dhaka-Dubai airplane hijack attempt foiled

The attempt to hijack a plane in Bangladesh has been foiled. After the attempt of Hijack, the aircraft was given an emergency landing at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong. During this hijacking attempt, a man tried to enter the cockpit of the aircraft with a gun. The aircraft is from Bangladesh Airlines which was going from Dhaka to Dubai. However the accused was later arrested.

According to eyewitnesses and airport officials, the plane was going from to Dhaka to Dubai via Chittagong. It was about 5:40 pm on Sunday evening when it was landed at the Chittagong airport. There were 145 passengers in the plane.

According to unconfirmed reports, a gunman entered the cockpit and tried to take charge. After this the emergency landing was made, while the media report said that all passenger aircraft were taken off after landing, but gunmen and two crew members were still in the plane.

Police and Rapid Action Battalion surrounded the runway. The airport manager said that the aircraft has been abducted, but apart from that he could not tell anything. The aircraft was Boeing 737-8.

It is being told that the noise of shooting the aircraft was also heard. However, no fatality was reported. The passengers flying from the plane are very scared. The law enforcement authorities were able to foil the hijacking attempt and take the suspect into custody.

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