“I say again, turn!” the air traffic controller called over the radio, his voice rising, as the flight from Bangladesh swerved low over the runway at Kathmandu’s small airport. A separate radio conversation between the tower and at least one Nepali pilot reflected the sense of miscommunication. The plane, which was heading from Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, to Kathmandu, was carrying 67 passengers and four crew members. Prior to the crash, the plane circled Tribhuvan International Airport twice as it waited for clearance to land, Mohammed Selim, the airline’s manager in Kathmandu, told Dhaka-based Somoy TV. The parent company, part of US-Bangla Group, is also involved in real estate, education and agriculture.
Source: Hindustan Times March 13, 2018 05:45 UTC