Published On : Mon, Aug 30th, 2021

Biman Bangladesh pilot who suffered heart attack mid-air dies in Nagpur

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Nagpur: The pilot of Biman Bangladesh who suffered heart attack mid-air and was later admitted to Kingsway Hospital died here, on Monday morning, sources said.

The Biman Bangladesh plane which was carrying 126 passengers, on Friday August 20, made a medical emergency landing at Nagpur airport after a sudden deterioration in the health of the pilot of the aircraft.

The plane was going from Muscat to Dhaka made an emergency landing in Nagpur at around 11.40 am, after the pilot Nawshad Ataul Quaiyumed suffered a heart attack in the middle of the flight. The plane was near Raipur and contacted Kolkata ATC for emergency landing.

Nawshad Ataul Quaiyumed

The Kolkata ATC, when contacted by the pilots, advised emergency landing at the nearest airport which was Nagpur. As per the data on flight tracking app FlightRadar24, the plane used by the airline was a Boeing 737-8.

Under critical condition, the pilot was later rushed to Kingsway Hospital. Doctor reportedly pronounced him dead at around 11 am on Monday, sources confirmed.