US-Bangla crash: Probe team begins work

Kathmandu, March 14

The team commissioned to probe into the US-Bangla airplane crash in the capital on Monday has begun its work.

“The probe has already started. The team will work in in collaboration with international research agencies, as it involves an international flight,” said Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Suresh Acharya at a press conference held by the Tribhuvan International Airport Civil Aviation Office on Tuesday.

Former Secretary Yagya Prasad Gautam leads a six-member probe team formed by the government following the crash on Monday.
Acharya also shared that the aircraft manufacturer company in Canada and the Bangladeshi Civil Aviation Authorities have been informed about the matter. Though the team has not been given a deadline, it is likely to come up with its report in five months.

Meanwhile, a discussion was also held between the Tourism Minister and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh and Nepali authorities.
According to latest reports, the death toll in the plane crash has so far reached 49 while 22 of the injured are undergoing treatment in various hospitals in the capital.


Published on March 14th, Wednesday, 2018 11:24 AM

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