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Accidents of Tribhuvan International Airport

News Desk
Published on : 14 March 2018, 08:08 AM
Accidents of Tribhuvan International Airport

A passenger plane of US-Bangla Airlines crashed with 67 passengers, and 4 crew members onboard while trying to land at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. So far 50 people have been confirmed dead in that accident. After 1984, this is the deadliest accident in the history of air transport in Bangladesh. This accident is very unfamiliar and tragic for Bangladesh.

However, the accidents are not new for Nepal`s Tribhuvan International Airport. The airport is on the list of the world`s top ten risky airports for a long time. Since the beginning of regular air movement, Nepal`s Trivuban Airport has witnessed many terrible accidents. So far, there have been more than 70 air disasters at the airport. More than 650 people have died in those accidents. According to the aircraft investigators, geographical location, cloudy and foggy weather and risky runways make the airport vulnerable to the accident.

On 10 May 1972, a Douglas DC-4 aircraft of Thai Airways was brought to an accident. In this, 100 passengers and 10 crews were killed. In September of the same year, a Pakistan International Airways plane crashed with 167 passengers onboard. Everyone was killed.

In 1995, an Airbus of Royal Nepal Airlines crashed after being failed to find the airbase of Tribhuvan International airport. Two were killed in that accident.

On July 7, 1999, a Boing of Lufthansa Cargo Airlines crashed at 75000 feet aloft of Champa Devi hill and killed 5 crew members onboard.

In September of the same year, an aeroplane of the Necon Air collided with a tower while heading towards the Tribhuvan airport and crashed in the forest. It killed 10 passengers and 5 crews.

On August 24, 2010, a Dornier aircraft Ogni Air Flight crashed into the mountains outside Kathmandu. 11 passengers and 3 crews died in that accident.

On December 15, 2010, a Trane Air de Havilland Canada DHC Twin Otter Airplane crashed after going from Lamidanda Airport to Tribhuvan International Airport killing 19 passengers and 3 crews.

A plane of Buddha Air Flight was grounded on September 25, 2011, while travelling to Tribhuvan International Airport. 16 passengers and 3 crews were killed.

On September 24, 2012, a flight of Cita Air was caught by the accident in Nepal. It killed 16 passengers and 3 crews.
An accident occurred in a flight of Summit Air on 27 May 2017, when it was taking off from Tribhuvan International Airport. One Captain and a worker died.

And flight BS211, a 76-seater Bombardier Dash 8 Q-400 of US-Bangla Airlines became the latest victim of the tragedies of Tribhuvan International Airport. According to the latest news, more than 50 people have died in this accident.