A US-Bangla Airlines aircraft flying from Dhaka to Kathmandu crashed on landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, killing 49 people. Twenty-two people were rescued from the wrecked aircraft and are receiving treatment. There were 71 people on board of which 33 were Nepalis, 32 Bangladeshis, one Chinese and one Maldivian.
Bodies of 31 deceased were recovered at the crash site while 18 were pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital, according to TIA Spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur. The 22 injured people are still undergoing treatment at various hospitals in the capital.
Here in the audio we can hear the conversation in between control room and pilot of the plane. Air traffic controllers who held tower communication with the Captain said that the flight was initially permitted to land on the runway 02 from Koteshwor area.
The Captain then asked for Runway 20 from Pashupati Nath area permission turning his flight to the east from its previous location. After making rounds over Runway 20 landing location, the flight suddenly tried to make a final approach towards Runway 02. Watch video to know more…