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Biman pilot, Captain Nawshad on life support

| Update:
Aug 29, 2021 10:46:51 PM

Biman Bangladesh Airlines pilot Captain Nawshad Ataul Quaiyum, whose illness forced an emergency landing of a flight to Dhaka from Muscat in Nagpur, India, is now on life support at Kingsway Hospital in Nagpur.

Biman spokeswoman Tahera Khandaker gave the information on Sunday. Biman sent a senior official from his New Delhi office to Nagpur on Friday to deal with Captain Nawshad, reports

Nawshad was on assisted ventilation at the hospital. Her two sisters also visited the Indian city, said Mahbubur Rahman, president of the Bangladesh Airlines Pilot Association.

Abu Saleh Mustafa Kamal, general manager of Biman CEO, said doctors at the hospital had formed a board for Nawshad’s treatment.

“Biman will brief reporters on Nawshad’s state of health after receiving updates from the board,” Abu Saleh said.

Captain Nawshad was piloting flight BG 22 with 124 passengers on board Friday morning. His co-pilot contacted Kolkata air traffic control after Nawshad fell ill. Later, the Boeing 737-800 made an emergency landing at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport.

An ambulance waiting for him at the airport took him to hospital after he landed. He had an angiography test there. Indian media reported that he suffered a heart attack.

Dr Subhrajit Dasgupta, director of medical services at the hospital, and intensive care specialists Rajan Barokar and Virendra Belekar are treating Capt Nawshad.

Biman sent a crew of eight from Dhaka to pick up the passengers on Friday evening.

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