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US-Bangla Airlines suspends flights to Kathmandu following crash

US-Bangla Airlines suspends flights to Kathmandu following crash

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KATHMANDU, March 12, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on March 12, 2018 shows the plane crash site in Kathmandu, Nepal. At least 49 people were killed and 17 injured after a passenger plane of the US-Bangla Airlines crashed at Nepal
KATHMANDU, March 12, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers work at the plane crash site in Kathmandu, Nepal, on March 12, 2018. At least 49 people were killed and 17 injured after a passenger plane of the US-Bangla Airlines crashed at Nepal
KATHMANDU, March 12, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers work at the plane crash site in Kathmandu, Nepal, on March 12, 2018. At least 49 people were killed and 17 injured after a passenger plane of the US-Bangla Airlines crashed at Nepal
Kathmandu, March 15 (IANS) The US-Bangla Airlines has suspended flights to Kathmandu for an indefinite period following its passenger plane crash at Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport which left at least 51 people dead earlier this week.
The airline headquartered in Dhaka said in a statement on Thursday that they have stopped operating the Dhaka-Kathmandu-Dhaka flights temporarily.
A passenger plane of Bangladesh's private US Bangla Airlines crashed and burst into flames while landing at Nepal's international airport with 71 people onboard.
Amid rumours of miscommunication between the pilot and the air traffic control causing the accident, the Nepali government formed a panel to initiate an investigation into the crash.
"At this stage, we have no further information concerning the circumstances of the accident and US-Bangla is not in a position to speculate on the cause of this tragedy," the company has said on its website.
The US-Bangla Airlines said it will continue to cooperate fully with the investigation of all associated government agencies. To facilitate the cooperation, it established an emergency response centre at its headquarters in Dhaka.
The rescued Nepali and Bangladeshi passengers were undergoing treatment in different hospitals in Kathmandu.
--IANS
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