The US-Bangla aircraft (BS-211), crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu (Nepal) in recent times, had no technical glitch in it before taking off, claimed the authorities of US-Bangla Airlines.
The private airlines authorities stated that Pilot Captain Abid Sultan of the aircaft was physically and mentally fit.
US Bangla Airlines CEO Imran Ashif revealed the information at a press conference in a city hotel on Sunday as the primary investigation report of the crashed flight has been published recently.
The Airlines authorities also claimed that there are some ‘inconsistencies’ in the initial probe report provided by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal on the crash of its aircraft at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport on March 12.
The Nepalese authorities provided the report one month after the tragic plane crash.
“In the report, it was claimed that the authorities concerned of Nepal started extinguishing blaze two minutes after the plane crash but after talking to witnesses and injured victims we found that the number of causalities would have been lesser had the Nepal authorities started their work within two minutes of the accident.”
Replying to a question, the CEO said, “We don’t turn down the report but there’re some inconsistencies in the report.”
The 76-seater Bombardier had 71 people, including four crew members, on board when it crashed in a field near Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport on March 12, killing 50 people and injuring others.
Among the deceased, 27 are Bangladeshis (including all four crew members), 22 Nepalese and one is a Chinese citizen.