The dead body of Biman Bangladesh Airlines pilot Captain Nowshad Qayyum, who saved more than a hundred lives, will arrive in Dhaka at 8:30 am on Thursday, said State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahbubur Ali.
He said this while inaugurating the online booking system of hotels and motels of Bangladesh Tourism Corporation at the conference room of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism at the Secretariat on Wednesday.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines authorities said, In the meantime Biman has started all the preparations to bring the body.
The body of the captain is currently kept in the mortuary of Kingsway Hospital in Nagpur,India.
An official of Biman Bangladesh Airlines told media that his body would be flown back to the country from Nagpur, India on a return flight from Qatar to Dhaka.
On Friday, Captain Qayyum made an emergency landing safely with 124 passengers on board in Nagpur airport in India, after he felt sick in mid-air.