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DFA: No Filipinos aboard Bangladesh plane in foiled hijacking

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 09:56 AM February 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — No Filipinos were on board the plane of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, which a passenger attempted to hijack Sunday on its way to Dubai.

This was the assurance of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) after receiving report from the Philippine Embassy in Dhaka.

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According to DFA, a Bangladeshi man brandished a gun aboard and attempted to hijack the plane airborne.

The pilot consequently made an emergency landing in Chittagong after a crew member reported “suspicious behavior” inflight, Associated Press reported.

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READ: Hijacking foiled on Bangladesh-Dubai flight, suspect killed

Bangladeshi Civil Aviation and Tourism Sevretary Mohibul Hauque said all 142 passengers were safely evacuated from the aircraft. /kga

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