>> A black box has been pulled from the wreckage of a deadly plane crash in Nepal. It may provide clues as to what led to an air disaster that killed 49 people on Monday. The morning after, investigators were still sifting through the debris. The US-Bangla Airlines flight attempted to land in the capital, Kathmandu before crashing on the runway.
Nepal's Prime Minister visite the site as rescue operations were underway.>>
> The whole of Nepal has come to a halt. This has been a big tragic incident. We are very saddened by it.>> US-Bangla and airport authorities had blamed each other in the aftermath of the crash.
The airline's CEO has accused Katmandu's air traffic control of giving incorrect signals to the pilot. However, the airport's general manager told a different story. He said that moments after the plane received permission to land, the pilot said he wanted to head north. And when they repeatedly asked if there was a problem, the pilot replied no.
The control tower says when they told the pilot his alignment was not correct, they received no further reply. The plane then hit a fence, touched the ground, and caught fire. Mountainous Nepal is notorious for air accidents, and small aircraft often run into trouble at Provincial air strips. A Thai Airways flight crashed while trying to land in the capital in 1992, killing all 162 people on board.