US Bangla crash: Pilot’s wife is on life support

Kathmandu, March 19

The wife of the pilot killed in the US Bangla Airlines flight BS211 crash at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal last week, is on life support at National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, a local media report says.

According to the Daily Star Captain Abid Sultan’s wife, Afsana Khanam suffered a stroke at around 4:00am local time on Sunday. The Daily Star quoting Dr Uzzwal Kumar Mallick, head of department (ICU and HDU) of National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital, said Khanam went into a coma soon after a surgery this morning. Her situation remains critical for the next 72 hours, Dr Mallick was quoted as saying.

Captain Abid Sultan and all four cabin crew members of the US-Bangla flight died on the spot on March 12 accident.

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