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US-Bangla Airlines Bombardier Q400 crashes on landing at Kathmandu

US-Bangla Airlines (Dhaka) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) registered as S2-AGU with 67 passengers and four crew members crashed today (March 12) crashed on landing in Kathmandu and exited the runway coming to stop in a field. The flight (flight BS211) was arriving from Dhaka.

The death toll has risen to 49.

According to local media reports, the remaining injured passengers have been rescued and taken to local hospitals.

US-Bangla Airlines is a subsidiary of US-Bangla Group, a United States-Bangladesh joint venture company.

This is the second incident involving their Q400s. Previously on September 4, 2015, a Q400 skidded off the runway while landing at Saidpur Airport on a domestic flight. There were no injuries in that incident.

Bombardier issued this statement:

Everyone at Bombardier is saddened by the tragic event involving the Q400 aircraft. We extend our sympathies to the families of those whose lives were lost in this accident, and our thoughts are with those who survived.

Bombardier Air Safety Investigation Office is in contact with the authorities, and will provide assistance to all authorities as needed.

The Q400 aircraft has been designed to be robust and reliable in consideration of the high cycle demand of regional airlines and was designed to comply or exceed all airworthiness certification requirements. The Q400 fleet has accumulated over 8.5 million flight hours, and has performed about 10 million takeoffs and landings to date.

The Bombardier Q400 turboprop has been in service since 2000. Currently, there are over 500 Q400 aircraft in service worldwide, and the fleet dispatch reliability over the past year was consistently over 99.5%.

Photo: Melissa Goldman via Twitter.

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US-Bangla Airlines starts operations on July 17

US-Bangla DHC-8-400 S2-AGV (14)(Grd)(US-Bangla)(LRW)

US-Bangla Airlines (Dhaka) is a new airline in Bangladesh. The new airline commenced operations on July 17 with two Bombardier DHC-8-402s (Q400s). The company is a subsidiary of the US-Bangla Group, a United States-Bangladesh joint venture company.

Daily flights were launched from Dhaka to Chittagong and Jessore. Services to  Barisal, Sylhet, Cox’s Bazar, Saidpur and Rajshahi are being planned.

Copyright Photo: US-Bangla Airlines. The pictured Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) S2-AGV (msn 4044) is the first aircraft for the new airline.

Route Map:

US-Bangla 7.2014 Route Map (LRW)

Video: The first US-Bangla TV advertisement:

 

US-Bangla Airlines to start operations with two used Bombardier Q400s in April

US-Bangla DHC-8-400 (14)(Flt)(Bombardier)(LRW)

US-Bangla Airlines Ltd. (Dhaka) has acquired two previously owned Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) turboprop aircraft from a third party. The new airline is scheduled to commence domestic operations in April 2014.

The new airline describes itself on its website:

US-Bangla Airlines Ltd is one of the sister concerns of US-Bangla Group. The company was registered in the year 2010 and has received NOC from the CAAB. March 26, 2014 is the tentative date of the start of operations with its two Bombardier DHC-8-402s (Q400s).

US-Bangla Airlines Ltd is planning to meet the growing demand of both the domestic and international airline passengers at the affordable fares and aims to become the leading, most preferred model airline of Asia by providing safe and excellent air transportation services.

In the first phase, we would like to serve domestic routes with Canadian made DHC-8-400 twin-engine (76-seat) medium-haul turbo-prop aircraft. It is the best turbo-prop aircraft of its world class services and with unparallel performances which flies at jet speed. After consolidating in domestic market, in the second phase, we plan to serve regional routes with the Q400: Kolkata, Chennai, Kathmandu, Yangon, Colombo, Bangkok etc. In third phase, we plan to operate in international routes-direct flights with wide-body long-haul aircrafts, Airbuses and Boeings .

The Airlines is being managed by a team of highly professional and dedicated personnel who are fully committed to a safe and on-time air transportation of our valued passengers.

Top Image: Bombardier (all others by the airline).

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Planned Initial Domestic Routes in Bangladesh:

US-Bangla 2.2014 Route Map