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Nepal authorities refute claims that they’re to blame for confusion before deadly plane crash

Nepal officials have denied any wrongdoing in the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of at least 49 people at Kathmandu’s airport. The crash happened when a flight with US-Bangla Airlines – a privately owned Bangladeshi carrier – approached the runway from the wrong direction, crashed and burst into flames. The airline’s CEO, Imran Asif, allegedly blamed air traffic controllers for the incident, stating that they gave out the …

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DGCA says decision to ground aircrafts was for “passenger safety”

The call by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to ground specific A320 neo aircrafts that had faulty engines was for the safety of air passengers. This was the assertion of Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu, who said the decision was “only for passenger safety.” He also said that he was hoping that the flights would be restored soon. The move by the DGCA caused flight cancellations for IndiGo …

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Nepal moves to remove airline ban from EU

The Nepali government has submitted documents to the European Union confirming the air safety improvements that they have made in the hopes of getting Nepali airlines, removed from the blacklist of the European Commission. The documents were prepared by the Tourism Ministry and were subsequently handed to Rensje Teerink, the European Union Ambassador to Nepal, by Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi. Nepal is looking to have the blanket ban placed on …

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