In an exclusive interview with Dhaka Tribune’s Shariful Islam, who is currently in Nepal, Mehedi Hasan, one of the few lucky survivors of the ill - fated US - Bangla flight BS211 gave a firsthand account of what had happened. He was interviewed at the Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital, where he is undergoing treatment, with the permission of his physician.
Speaking to the Dhaka tribune about his brush with death, Mehedi Hasan said: “The aircraft crashed around 2:10pm on Monday. About 45 minutes before the crash, the crew announced that we are going to land.
“The aircraft lost and gained altitude several times during its descent to the runway. It then crashed after bumping on to the runway twice. ”
When asked about his miraculous survival, Mehedi said: “I was seated in the middle - last part of the fuselage. The front part and some of the middle part of the plane caught on fire as soon as it crashed. I tried to break the window, but failed.
“I saw a crack in the fuselage in front of me, and I used it to escape the plane. Then I pulled out my mother and wife. I did not go inside to help more people escape, because the situation was getting worse. ”
Responding to a query about his wife, Mehedi told the correspondent that she is in the ICU.