US-Bangla plane crash: Captain Abid among survivors

Kalerkantho Online   

12 March, 2018 21:39 PM

US-Bangla plane crash: Captain Abid among survivors

Captain Abid. Source: Facebook

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Abid Sultan, the captain of the US-Bangla Airlines flight, survived the plane crash. However, his Co-pilot Pruthula Rashid died.   

US Bangla Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Asif Imran confirmed the news.  

Prithula Rashid was among the eight persons, who died at the hospital. She used to serve as the first officer in the aircraft.

From Prithula's Facebook page, it is known that he is associated with the US-Bangla Airlines since July 2016. 

According to Foreign Affairs Ministry, Abid is undergoing treatment at Norvic Hospital and another crew member is also alive. But, the ministry officials could not reach him till filing the news at 11:30pm. 

US-Bangla first officer Rizwan Ahmed Khan told the journalists: “Abid Sultan was the driver of the crashed plane. Apart from Prithula, Nabila and Khwaja Hossain were also in the aircraft as crew members."