KATHMANDU — A high-level Bangladeshi team including Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism AKM Shahjahan Kamal has arrived in Nepal on Tuesday to take updates about the fatal crash involving the US Bangla passenger airplane.
Apart from minister Kamal, the delegation comprises Bangladeshi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Shahriar Alam and senior officials of Civil Aviation Authority, as stated by Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bharat Raj Poudel.
The crash occurred at Tribhuvan International Airport Monday resulted in the tragic deaths of at least 51 passengers including pilot and co-pilot.
Among them, 22 are Nepali, 28 from Bangladesh and one Chinese national. Others 20 injured in the deadly accident are receiving treatment at various hospitals in Kathmandu.
TIA Spokesperson Premnath Thakur also said a high-level delegation from Bangladesh landed at TIA a while ago. The team also comprises kin of those Bangladeshi national killed in the crash.
The team will take stock of the dead and injured in the plane crash. They will also discuss the possible reasons for the crash with Nepali authorities.
The 78-seater US-Bangla Airlines Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft crashed at 2:18pm killing 49 people.
Russian rocket fails in the mid air, crew lands safely
COSMODROME—Booster rocket carrying a Soyuz spacecraft with a Russian and US astronaut on board headed for the International Space Station failed in mid-air on Thursday, forcing the crew to make an emergency landing.
U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin landed safely without any harm.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, quoted by Interfax, said the problem occurred when the first and second stages of the booster rocket were in the process of separating.
The rocket was launched from the Soviet-era cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. A Reuters reporter who observed the launch from around 1 km away said that it had gone smoothly in its initial stage.
“Search and rescue teams are in the air and heading towards the expected touchdown location for the Soyuz spacecraft returning to Earth carrying two crew members,” NASA said in a statement.