Dhaka, 13 Mar, Abnews: Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal left for Nepal to personally monitor the latest situation of the yesterday's deadly crash of the US-Bangla Airlines plane at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu that left nearly 50 people dead.
The minister accompanied by member operation and flight safety director of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport by a Biman Bangladesh Airlines regular flight at 11.15 am, a spokesperson of the ministry told BSS.
Meanwhile, a US-Bangla flight left Dhaka this morning for Nepal with 46 relatives of the crash victims. "A seven-member team of our airlines led by CEO Imran Asif along with the victims' relatives on board the special flight reached Kathmandu around 11.10am," US-Bangla General Manager Kamrul Islam said.
He also confirmed that the pilot of the crashed US-Bangla Airlines flight Abid Sultan who sustained injuries in the plane crash, died at a local hospital in Kathmundu today.
On Monday, an aircraft of US-Bangla Airlines from Dhaka to Kathmandu crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of the Himalayan country.
The plane from US-Bangla, a Bangladeshi airline, went off the runway while landing and crashed on the east side of Tribhuvan International Airport's runway, the Kathmandu Post reported.