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Nepal civil aviation transfers 6 ATC officials

WT24 Desk

DHAKA: Nepal Civil Aviation has transferred six officials of Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower following the crash of US-Bangla Airlines plane that killed 50 passengers including 26 Bangladeshis, Agencies report.

On the other hand, US-Bangla Airlines authority has questioned the Nepal government’s move.

US-Bangla Airlines public relations GM Qamrul Islam told journalists, “This recent move by the Nepal government is raising fresh questions. The officials have been transferred amid ongoing investigation on the ‘misguidance’ given from the ATC tower during the time of the crash. This is unacceptable.”

Earlier on Monday , A US-Bangla airlines plane carrying 71 people including 67 passengers has crashed on landing at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport killing 50 people.

US-Bangla authority confirmed that a total of 26 Bangladeshis including the pilot, co-pilot and cabin crews were killed in the crash. Moreover, 10 people are undergoing treatment at three different hospitals in Nepal.

US-Bangla authority has taken the relatives of the crash victims to Nepal on Tuesday. After completing procedures, the bodies will be brought back to Bangladesh soon.

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