Biman Bangladesh 787 returns to Dhaka with cracked windshield

A Biman Bangladesh 787 lines up on the runway.
Md Shaifuzzaman Ayon, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines Boeing 787 was forced to make a return to Dhaka after suffering a cracked windshield in flight on January 20.

Biman BG349 Dhaka – Damman

Biman Bangladesh Airlines Boeing 787-9 registered S2-AJX was carrying out flight BG349 from Dhaka to Damman, Saudi Arabia when the incident occurred whilst still in Indian airspace at cruising altitude.

Cracked windshield reported

Data shows that the aircraft was at cruising altitude FL360 (36,000 feet) to the west of Dhaka when the flight crew reported a cracked windshield.

The decision was then made to carry out a precautionary return to Dhaka, with the aircraft conducting the return leg at the reduced altitude of 10,000 feet.

The flight subsequently landed without further incident at the departure airport of Dhaka approximately three and a half hours after departure.

The Biman flight crew did not declare a formal emergency and the flight and subsequent precautionary return was carried out under normal operating procedures.

The aircraft conducting the BG349 service to Damman on January 20 was a Boeing 787-9 registration S2-AJX; a four-year-old wide-body aircraft belonging to the Bangladesh National flag carrier Biman.

About Biman Bangladesh Airlines

Biman Bangladesh Airlines, often shortened to Biman, is the national flag carrier of Bangladesh. Founded in 1972, it’s the largest airline in the country and operates flights to over 30 destinations around the world.

It operates from hubs including Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, and Osmani International Airport in Sylhet.

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A Biman Bangladesh Airlines Boeing 787-9 was forced to make a return to Dhaka after suffering a cracked windshield in flight on January 20.
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