US-Bangla Airlines Flight 211

US-Bangla Airlines Flight 211
S2-AGU.jpg
The aircraft involved in the accident, S2-AGU, seen in 2014
Accident
Date12 March 2018 (2018-03-12)
SiteTribhuvan International Airport, Nepal
27°41′38″N 85°21′39″E / 27°41′38″N 85°21′39″E / 27.69389; 85.36083
Aircraft
Aircraft typeBombardier Dash 8-Q400
OperatorUS-Bangla Airlines
IATA flight No.BS211
ICAO flight No.UBG211
Call signBANGLA STAR 211
RegistrationS2-AGU
Flight originShahjalal International Airport, Dhaka
DestinationTribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Occupants71
Passengers67
Crew4
Fatalities52
Injuries19
Survivors19

US-Bangla Airlines Flight 211 was a scheduled international passenger flight by US-Bangla Airlines from Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. On 12 March 2018, the aircraft serving the flight, a 78-seater Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, crashed on landing, and burst into flames.[1] There were 67 passengers and 4 crew members on board; 52 people died, while 19 survived.[2][3][4][5][6]

This is the deadliest aviation disaster involving a Bangladeshi airline,[7] as well as the deadliest accident involving the Bombardier Dash 8-Q400.[8]

Aircraft

The aircraft was a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 registered S2-AGU.[9][10] It was first delivered to Scandinavian Airlines in 2001, and was then sold to Augsburg Airways in 2008 before being bought by US-Bangla Airlines in 2014. It had already been involved in an incident in 2015, when it skidded off the runway in Saidpur, an incident with no injuries. The aircraft sustained minor damage and returned to service eight hours later.[11]

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