Pilot, 3 crew members confirmed dead

US-Bangla pilot Abid Sultan. Photo: Collected

Four crewmembers, including pilot Abid Sultan, of the crashed US-Bangla Airlines flight, were confirmed dead, an official said on Tuesday.

M Delwar Hossain, Director General (External Affairs) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, confirmed the deaths, quoting Bangladesh Mission in Kathmandu.

US-Bangla pilot Abid Sultan. Photo: Collected

Abid Sultan, the pilot of the crashed US-Bangla Airlines flight and the cabin crew KHM Shafey, who sustained injuries in the plane crash, died at Norvic Hospital in Kathmandu on Tuesday morning.

Two other cabin crewmembers co-pilots – Prithula Rashid and Khwaja Hossain – died after the crash on Monday.

Abid Sultan, an experienced pilot, flied 5,000 hours in total and 1,700 hours with the crashed flight.

The US-Bangla Airlines flight BS211, which flew from Dhaka to Kathmandu carrying 67 passengers and four crew members, crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of Himalayan country of Nepal on Monday, leaving 49 people, including 25 Bangladeshis, dead.

The plane was carrying 32 passengers from Bangladesh, 33 from Nepal and one each from China and the Maldives.