US-Bangla Airlines suspends flight to Kathmandu following crash
The airline headquartered in Dhaka said in a statement on Thursday that they have stopped operating the Dhaka-Kathmandu-Dhaka flights temporarily.
A passenger plane of Bangladesh's private US Bangla Airlines crashed and burst into flames while landing at Nepal's international airport with 71 people onboard.
Amid the rumors of miscommunication between the pilot and the air traffic control causing the accident, the Nepalese government has already formed a panel under the leadership of Former Secretary to initiate an investigation on the crash.
"At this stage, we have no further information concerning the circumstances of the accident and US-Bangla is not in a position to speculate on the cause of this tragedy," the company has said on its website.
The US-Bangla Airlines said it will continue to cooperate fully with the investigation of all associated government agencies. To facilitate the cooperation, it has established an emergency response center at its headquarters in Dhaka.
The rescued Nepali and Bangladeshi passengers were undergoing treatment in different hospitals in Kathmandu. ■