International Desk: Six officers stationed at the Air Traffic Control Tower (ATC) who witnessed the US-Bangla air crash have been transferred to another department to ‘minimise shock of the accident’.
Yesterday, the plane, en route to Kathmandu from Dhaka, Bangladesh skidded off the runway to kill 50 people so far. Remaining 21 are undergoing treatment at KMC Hospital, Norvic Hospital and Om Hospital.
“This is a standard procedure to release stress after fateful incident. They witnessed a huge disaster and they are shocked. Hence, we’ve transferred them to other departments to reduce their stress post-crash,” Rajan Pokharel, Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation Authority said.
Pokharel clarified that the transfer was not due to the leak of audio talk between ATC and the pilot before the impact.
risingbd/Dhaka/March 13, 2018/AI