‘US Bangla 211 Q400 Kathmandu Crash ATC Voice Recording’

Edited to remove unreadable and overwritten segments.

A US-Bangla de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration S2-AGU performing flight BS-211 from Dhaka (Bangladesh) to Kathmandu (Nepal) with 67 passengers and 4 crew, was on final approach to Kathmandu’s runway 02 cleared to land, when the aircraft turned left, tower radioed “Do not turn towards runway 20, turn right” and repeated “cleared to land runway 02”. The crew requested to land on runway 20, tower cleared the aircraft to land on runway 20. When tower queried the aircraft whether they had the runway in sight, the crew responded “negative”. Tower queried whether they had runway 02 in sight, crew affirmed, tower cleared the flight again to land on runway 02. The aircraft collided with the ground and burst into flames at about 14:25L (0835Z), tower stopped all traffic in and out of Kathmandu and sent arriving aircraft into holds reporting an aircraft accident. 39 people perished in the accident, 31 people were rescued alive.

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