This is an air crash investigation report of Flight BS211 which took place on 12 March 2018 in Kathmandu. The passenger jet aircraft that crashed on Football ground near Tribhuvan International Airpot (TIA) was Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 operated by US-Bangla Air.
Flight Name: BS211
Aircraft Name: Bombardier Dash 8 Q400
Registration Number: S2-AGU
Aircraft Type: Passenger Jet
Type Code: DH8D
Code: BS / UBG
Operation Duration: 17 years
Airlines/Operator: US-Bangla Airlines
Flight Origin: Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, Bangladesh (DAC/VGHS)
Flight Destination: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu Nepal (KTM/VNKT)
Flight Duration: 1:41
Total Passengers: 67
Total Crews: 4
Flight Takeoff: 06:53 UTC
Flight Landed: 08:21 UTC
The following incidents occurred after the aircraft reached Kathmandu.
Before Landing: The passenger jet behave strangely.
While Landing: Fire caught up while landing at 2:15 P.M. Nepalese time and ‘All of a sudden the plane shook violently and there was a loud bang afterward‘ says eyewitness Basanta Bohora, an employee of Raswita International Travels and Tours, is one of the survivors of the deadly plane crash that occurred in Kathmandu on Monday.
“The aircraft was permitted to land from the southern side of the runway flying over Koteshwor, but it landed from the northern side,” Sanjiv Gautam, director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, was quoted as saying by the Kathmandu Post.
Casualties: Total 50 people are dead as of now. Out of the 40 people killed, 31 died at the airport and nine in hospital. (Story is developing…)
Injuries: 22 passengers are injured in critical condition. (Story is developing…)
Flight BS211 Air Crash in Kathmandu in Pictures: