Six of Tribhuvan airport ATC officers transferred

Staff Correspondent | Published: 18:20, Mar 13,2018


The Civil Aviation of Authority of Nepal has transferred six o officers stationed at the air traffic control tower at Tribhuvan International Airport who witnessed the US-Bangla air crash to another department to ‘minimise shock of the accident’.

Rajan Pokharel, deputy director general of CAAN said this is a standard procedure to release stress after fateful incident. ‘They witnessed a huge disaster and they are shocked. Hence, we’ve transferred them to other departments to reduce their stress post-crash,’ he said, reports 

Pokharel claimed that the transfer was not due to the leak of audio talk between ATC and the pilot before the accident.

On Monday, the plane, en route to Kathmandu from Dhaka, Bangladesh skidded off the runway to kill 49 people so far.

Remaining 22 are undergoing treatment at KMC Hospital, Norvic Hospital and Om Hospital.

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