As many as 51 people lost their lives March last year when a US-Bangla aircraft crashed immediately after landing on Nepal’s Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA).
The Accident Investigation Commission has now submitted its final report on the incident to the Nepali Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
The report, according to Airlive.net, said crash occured as the pilot in charge of the flight had smoked inside the cockpit despite restrictions.
The commission concluded from CVR (cockpit voice recorder) record that PIC (pilot in command) smoked in the cockpit during this flight.
The commission was said to have determined that the probable cause of the accident is due to disorientation and a complete loss of situational awareness in the part of the crew member.
Airlive however says the operation department and other authorities may not have been sure about this safety violation by the PIC during flight.
The reports clarified that only tobacco was used during the flight duration and ruled out the use of any other sort of banned assorted items consumed during the flight time.