The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Association (IFALPA) has commended the pilots’ bravery of the Biman flight BG147 on February 25.
In a letter signed by the President of IFALPA on March 28, Captain Ron Abel, and addressed towards Captain Golam Shafi and First Office (FO)r Muntasir Mahbub, the president complimented the professionalism the duo demonstrated during the hijack attempt.
The passengers and crew members of the flight are now safe because of the pilots, the letter said.
“It’s commendable to see how well you handled this challenging situation and inspire future pilots to move forward,” reads the letter dated March 28.
The letter ended by wishing the duo success in their future endeavors.
The Boeing 737-800 aircraft bound for Dubai via Chattogram, was carrying 143 passengers and seven crew members on February 25 when it made an emergency landing at the Chattogram airport.
A youth named Polash allegedly attempted to hijack the plane. He was killed later in an eight-minute operation by the members of army para commando unit.
The pilot had informed the control tower about the situation eight minutes prior to landing.