Dubai airport closed after plane accident
Dubai airport, a major international hub, will be closed for at least eight hours on Monday after a Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft was involved in an accident while trying to take off, officials said.
At least 14 people were slightly wounded in the accident. The plane was carrying 236 passengers and crew. "Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight BG006 flying from Dubai to Dhaka had a minor accident during take-off," the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement. "Now the airport will be closed for 8 hours minimum to ensure the runway is safe to use."
It said all the passengers and crew had been evacuated from the plane.
Civil Defence sources said that two of the aircraft's engines were on fire as the plane was about to take off and one of the wheel axles then broke, Gulf News reported.