'26 Bangladeshis died in US-Bangla plane crash'

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

A total of 26 people including pilot and three crewmembers among 36 Bangladeshis were killed in the plane crash of the US Bangla flight in Kathmandu, reports UNB.

Marketing support and PR of US-Bangla Airlines, general manager Md Kamrul Islam disclosed it at a press briefing at their Baridhara office on Tuesday.

The rest 10 Bangladeshis have been undergoing treatment in Nepal, he said.

US-Bangla Airlines will provide all kinds of assistance in repatriation of deceased and injured Bangladeshis. The bodies will be brought back after completing phrenic report and other formalities, he said.

"Seven officials of our airline have already gone to Nepal and we are trying to hand over the bodies as soon as possible", he added.

Over the controversy of the pilot's fault in the crash, he claimed that the pilot had no fault regarding the crash, rather he might have misguided by the Air Traffic Control (ATC) at the last minute, he argued.

"We can't be sure about the cause now, the audio of the ATC conversation and black box contains the evidences which could confirm the main cause after proper inspection", he added.

"But six officials who were on-duty at ATC during the accident on Monday are transferred elsewhere, according to some Nepalese media report which is confusing", he said.

The US-Bangla Airlines flight BS211, which flew from Dhaka to Kathmandu carrying 67 passengers and four crew members, crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of Himalayan country of Nepal on Monday, leaving 51 people, including 26 Bangladeshis, dead.

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