Pilot Smoking In Cockpit Caused Nepal US-Bangla Plane Crash That Killed 51: Report


The US-Bangla airline Bombardier UBG-211 crash that occurred in March last year, took place as the pilot, who was in charge of the flight had smoked inside the cockpit despite restrictions, authorities confirmed on Sunday.

The company has a policy of ‘No Smoking’ in all the flights, domestic as well as international. The PIC (pilot in command) was a smoker as per information received by the commission. The commission concluded from CVR (cockpit voice recorder) record that PIC smoked in the cockpit during this flight.

However, the operation department and other authorities may not have been sure about this safety violation by the PIC during flight, the Accident Investigation Commission formed to probe the reasons behind the crash of the airline stated in a statement. Read More

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