US-Bangla Airlines Flight 211

US-Bangla Airlines Flight 211
The aircraft involved in the accident, S2-AGU, seen in 2014
Accident summary
Date 12 March 2018 (2018-03-12)
Summary Under investigation
Site Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal
27°41′38″N 85°21′39″E / 27°41′38″N 85°21′39″E / 27.69389; 85.36083
Passengers 67
Crew 4
Fatalities 51 [1] [2] [3] [4]
Injuries (non-fatal) 20
Survivors 20
Aircraft type Bombardier Dash 8-Q400
Operator US-Bangla Airlines
Registration S2-AGU [5]
Flight origin Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka
Destination Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

US-Bangla Airlines Flight 211 (BS211/UBG211) [a] 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. [6]

There were 67 passengers and 4 crew members on board; 51 people died, while 20 survived with injuries. [7] [8]


The aircraft was a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 registered S2-AGU. [9] 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. There were no injuries. The aircraft sustained minor damage and returned to service eight hours later. [10]

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