49 dead, 22 wounded in US-Bangla plane crash

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A Bangladeshi aircraft crashed in cloudy weather at the Nepalese capital’s hill-ringed airport on Monday. Nearly 49 people lost their lives in the incident.

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Imran Asif, chief executive officer of US-Bangla Airlines, blamed Kathmandu’s air traffic control for providing wrong directions.

Airport general manager Raj Kumar Chettri asserted the pilot unnoticed their texts and came in the incorrect route.

There were around seventy-one people onboard at the time of accident. It was going to Kathmandu from Dhaka, Chettri said.

As per the reports, the aeroplane was carrying 33 Nepali and 32 Bangladeshi passengers, 1 Chinese and one Maldives passengers.

“All of a sudden the plane shook violently and there was a loud bang,” Basanta Bohora, one of the survivors stated. “I was seated near a window and was able to break out of the window.”

The reports stated that the aeroplane was 17 years old and it was travelling at a height of 4,400 feet. Ahead of crashing, it reached to 6,600 feet (2,012 m), reports said.

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As per airline representative Kamrul Islam, aeroplane was carrying two pilots and two Bangladeshi nationals also.


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