Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport fire originated at Air India office: Caab

The fire at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport originated at the Air India office housed on the second floor of the airport, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (Caab) today said.

“The automatic central fire alarm system rang up at 1:25pm and the airport’s fire control monitor identified Air India office as the source of yesterday’s fire,” Caab said in a press release today.

Offices of two airlines -- Air India and Qatar Airways -- were damaged in the fire, said the press note under signed by AKM Rezaul Karim, public relation officer of Caab.

The fire was brought under control at 2:00pm, said the release issued on completion of the investigation carried out by Caab.

It also claimed that the fire did not hamper the landing and takeoff operations.

However, Caab yesterday said that at least 10 flights, including one dedicated for pilgrims, were delayed, due to the incident.

The Caab has formed a five-member investigation committee led by its director (administration) to investigate the matter.
12/08/17 Star Online