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B’desh Civil Aviation Minister in Kathmandu after US-Bangla air crash

Mar 14 2018 | 07:21 am

Kathmandu: A day after the tragic crash of the U.S.-Bangla Airlines at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister of Bangladesh A.K.M Shajahan Kamal arrived here on Tuesday to take stock of the circumstances that led to the deadly crash.

The aircraft of Bangladesh’s private U.S.-Bangla Airlines had crashed and burst into flames while landing at Nepal’s international airport with 71 people onboard, 67 being passengers — 32 from Bangladesh, 33 from Nepal and one each from China and the Maldives.

Twenty-two people including 11 Nepali nationals had survived the crash, according to authorities.

Raj Kumar Chettri, a general manager at the TIA, said that the deadliest crash took place due to the pilot’s “missed approach.”

The UBG211 flight was en route to Kathmandu from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The ill-fated plane was said to have circled the airport twice before trying landing.

The injured in the incident are receiving treatment in different hospitals in Kathmandu.

Panipokhari

Kathmandu, Nepal

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