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Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight makes emergency landing as passenger's knife causes concern.

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An emergency landing was reportedly made in Bangkok, Thailand today (8 April) by a low-cost Bangladesh airline, after a passenger was identified as having smuggled his own small knife onboard when flight attendants saw him using the knife at breakfast and alerted the pilots.

Air Marshal Chana Usathaporn, president of Airports of Thailand, said the GMG Airlines 042 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Dhaka made the landing at 09:30 local time at the pilots' request, according to TopNews.in.

The pilots were asked to land at Don Mueang, which is now a domestic airport, after initially requesting an emergency landing at Bangkok's new international airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport, at 09:15. The aircraft was escorted to land at the airport by two fighter jets from the Thai Air Force.

Usathaporn confirmed the Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft was not hijacked and stated that no fight had taken place between the man with the knife and other passengers.

The passenger, a Bangladeshi national, reportedly caused concern amongst flight attendants when he was seen holding the knife after being asked to keep quiet and was detained for questioning. However Thai authorities determined that he had not committed an offence or intended to cause harm and opted not to press charges, according to nstonline.

The flight departed Bangkok after noon with around 60 passengers and crew, while the detained passenger was taken to Suvarnabhumi in order to take a separate flight to Dhaka later in the day.

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