Plane crash: Nepal forms probe body
The Nepal government on Monday formed a six-member committee to probe the crash-landing of US-Bangla Airlines at Tribhuvan International Airport, reports The Himalayan Times.
Yagya Prasad Gautam, former director general at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal or CAAN, will lead the panel.
The panel has been assigned to initiate an investigation as early as possible.
CAAN has also communicated with Dhaka aviation authority for necessary cooperation, according to the officials.
At least 49 people were killed on Monday when a Bangladeshi airliner crashed in cloudy weather as it came in to land at the Nepalese capital's hill-ringed airport.
The chief executive officer of US-Bangla Airlines, Imran Asif, accused Kathmandu's air traffic control of sending wrong signals.
But airport general manager Raj Kumar Chettri said the pilot disregarded their messages and came in from the wrong direction.