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US-Bangla plane crash: Pilot Abid Sultan dies

Nasim : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2018-03-13 12:26:33 PM     ||     Updated: 2018-03-13 7:55:38 PM

Staff Correspondent: Abid Sultan, the pilot of the US-Bangla Airlines plane that crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, has died.

Md Kamrul Islam, General Manager (GM), Marketing Support and PR of US-Bangla Airlines confirmed the matter on Tuesday morning. 

In a press conference at the airlines headquarter in capital's Baridhara, he said, "Earlier on Monday, we announced that captain Abid was injured critically. But, few minutes ago, we have got information that he is no more."

According to the Kathmandu Medical College Hospital, Co-pilot Prithula Rashid has died in the tragic plane crash on Monday.

Prithula Rashid worked as a first officer at the US-Bangla. She joined the airlines in July, 2016.

Flight BS211 of US-Bangla took off from Dhaka around 12:51pm with 71 souls. It was scheduled to land at Tribhuvan at 2:20pm. But, the flight slammed on an empty field, caught fire during landing. 

risingbd/Dhaka/March 13, 2018/N A/Nasim