Passenger ‘tries to storm cockpit and hijack Dubai-bound plane at gunpoint’
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13:01, 24 FEB 2019UPDATED13:02, 24 FEB 2019
A passenger armed with a gun tried to storm a cockpit in a failed bid to hijack a plane flying from Dhaka in Bangladesh to Dubai, according to reports.
The man attempted to storm the cockpit of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane while it was in the air, forcing it to make an emergency landing in Chittagong, Bangladesh, it is said.
The hijacker was still on board the plane with two crew members after it landed safely and all passengers disembarked, local reports said.
The man allegedly threatened to shoot people on board.
Police have surrounded the plane on the tarmac at Shah Amanat International Airport.
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The Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane on the tarmac in Chittagong (Image: Dhaka Tribune)