50 killed as US-Bangla plane crashes

Asia Desk, Staff Reporter, Apon Chowdhury, Dhaka Office: Alltimenews.com:- 50 killed as US-Bangla plane crashes, At least 50 humans, consisting of 25 Bangladeshis, have been killed after an aircraft of US-Bangla Airlines crashed and burst into flames the day gone by near Kathmandu airport in the biggest ever aviation catastrophe concerning a Bangladeshi passenger plane. The deceased Bangladeshi nationals are Foysal Ahmed, Eakub Ali, Alifuzzaman, Bilkis Ara, Begum Hurun Nahar Bilquis Banu, Akhtara Begum, Nazia Afrin Chowdhury, Md Rokibul Hasan, Sanzida Haque, Md Hasan Imam, Mohammad Nazrul Islam, Akhi Moni, Meenhaz Bin Nasir, FH Priok, Tamarra Prionmoyee, Md Motiur Rahman, SM Mahmudur Rahman, Tahira Tanvin Shashi Reza, Pias Roy, Umme Salma, Aniruddha Zaman, Md Nuruz Zaman, Md Raiquz Zaman, co-pilot Prithula Rashid and crewmember Khwaja Hussain, in step with a put up shared by using State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam in his Facebook account.

The Bangladeshi injured are Shahreen Ahmed, Almun Nahar Annie, Md Shahin Bepari, Md Rezwanul Haque, Mehedi Hasan, Emrana Kabir Hashi, Md Kabir Hossain, Sheikh Rashed Rubayet, Saiyda Kamrunnahar Shwarna, pilot Abib Sultan and crewmember KHM Shafey, he said.

Of the injured passengers, Rezwanul was taken to OM Hospital while the rest have been taken to Kathmandu Medical College.

The pilot changed into admitted to Norvic International Hospital whilst Shafey was yet to be taken to the health facility, the nation minister wrote.

Exact demise toll became but to be confirmed while submitting of this document because the injured were taking remedies in Nepali hospitals.

A YouTube video revealing the verbal exchange among the pilot of the United States-Bangla flight BS-211 and the manipulate tower of Katmundu’s Tribhubon International Airport (TIA) hinted at a miscommunication among them.

The Independent, but, couldn’t confirm the authenticity of the audio tape.

Raj Kumar Chhetri, wellknown manager at TIA, informed the information businesses that the aircraft skidded off the runaway after landing in the “incorrect course against the order of the manipulate room”.

“The manipulate room had given permission to land from the southern quit. But it landed from the northern aspect after making few rounds within the sky,” he said.

“The plane flew past just above the air-site visitors

control tower for the duration of its descent for touchdown. It touched down the ground just subsequent to a parked plane and ploughed thru a fence at the east side of the airport, and plunged into the lower ground,” said Chhetri.

“When manipulate tower requested the pilot if there was any trouble, the pilot said the whole thing is okay. However, rather than landing from the north aspect, the aircraft went in the direction of north-east and made two rounds,” the Kathmandu Post pronounced Chhetri as pronouncing.

“Again the tower requested the pilot why he didn’t land the aircraft and enquired if he turned into ok. In reply, the pilot said all is first-rate and he become getting ready to land. The alignment of the aircraft changed into no longer well adjusted for landing. When the air-visitors controller informed approximately the alignment, there has been no reaction. And then the aircraft descended from near airport tower closer to the right facet (close to navy hangar),” he added.

Meanwhile, Imran Asif, CEO of US-Bangla Airlines, at a press briefing said they’re also suspecting a miscommunication between the pilot and the control tower at the airport.

He stated that the pilot of the aircraft, Abid Sultan, is injured and is getting remedy at a Katmundu sanatorium.

Earlier, Kamrul Hasan, General Manager of america-Bangla Airlines, instructed the media that there have been 71 human beings on board—67 passengers, one pilot, one co-pilot and two cabin crew. Of them, 33 are Nepali passengers, 32 from Bangladesh, one every from China and the Maldives. All the four crews are Bangladeshis.

“As of this point, we can’t confirm how many Bangladeshis have survived the crash,” said Hasan inside the briefing.

The airline, however, opened a hotline and supplied reputable update in each hour.

Meanwhile, businesses reporting from the game said that the plane landed east of the airport’s lone runway and skidded into a nearby soccer subject.

Rescuers had to reduce apart the mangled and burned wreckage of the upturned aircraft to pull humans out, a number of whom have been buried underneath the scattered debris.

Eyewitnesses stated the aircraft crashed as it made a 2nd method closer to the airport, bursting into flames after coming to a halt in a soccer pitch subsequent to the runway.

“It need to have come instantly but it went in the different course,” said airport cleaner Sushil Chaudhary, who noticed the crash. “I turned into worried it might hit every other aircraft, however the pilot pulled the aircraft up. But then it crashed in the direction of the sphere.”

Earlier, on 5 August 1984, Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight Fokker F27-six hundred crashed into a marshland near Zia International Airport (now Shahjalal International Airport) in Dhaka even as landing amid inclement climate.

During the 1984 crash, all the forty five passengers and 4 crew members on board the flight had been killed.

 

Asia Desk, Alltimenews.com