Pilot Nawshad Ataul Qayyum of Biman Bangladesh Airlines died this morning in an Indian hospital after suffering a heart attack mid-flight. Captain Nawshad was on life support shortly after arriving at the Kingsway Hospital in Nagpur, India. When the Biman flight BG-022 made an emergency landing on Friday.
Captain Nawshad died while on ventilator support, according to a reliable source at Kingsway Hospital. Later, the ventilation assistance was turned off in front of the pilot’s family. Confirmed to a source, who did not want to stay identified. According to a New Delhi correspondent, hospital sources said it would take at least a couple of days to transport his body to Dhaka since a number of formalities must be fulfilled.
Nawshad Ataul Qayyum, who was born in 1977, joined Biman in 2002. He began his career as a first officer on A310 and Boeing 777 aircraft. Later, he became a Boeing 737 pilot. According to authorities in the Bangladesh Airlines Pilot Association. His father, late Abdul Quaiyum, was also a captain of the national flag carrier.
“Pilot Nawshad was previously my co-pilot. He had a high reputation as a pilot and was also a kind guy.” Capt Shoaib Chowdhury, an experienced Dreamliner 787-8 pilot, said:
How Pilot Nawshad Saved 149 Passengers And 7 Crew Members
On December 22, 2016, Captain Nawshad Ataul Quaiyum, a Biman Bangladesh Airlines pilot who died today after having a heart attack mid-flight on Friday. He was responsible for saving the lives of 149 people. After a tire on the plane’s left landing gear burst seconds before departure. He used his ability, technical competence, and guts to execute an emergency. Later on, the landing of a Muscat-Chattogram aircraft at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka. The evacuation of all 149 passengers and seven crew members went off without a hitch.
According to a condolence statement sent by the Prime Minister’s Office’s press wing, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed “great shock and sadness” over the pilot’s death. She prayed for the deceased soul’s eternal rest and expressed condolences to the grieving family members.
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