Families and friends of seven Nepali students who had died in US Bangla crash in Tribhuvan International Airport have made a case against the airline company in Kathmandu Region Court demanding above Rs . 2 billion compensation according to the law.
Families of seven teenagers declared that they were made to file the case against the commercial airline company as it failed to give compensation demanded according to international law.
Parents of Anjila Shrestha, Asana Shakya, Mili Maharjan, Niga Maharjan, Princy Dhami, Sanjaya Maharjan and also Shreya Jha simultaneously filed the case against the US Bangla Airlines on Wednesday.
The seven students studying MBBS in Bangladesh were killed in the United States Bangla aircraft crash on March 12, 2018, while that was about to land at the TIA.
Families of the deceased have needed compensation well worth Rs . 2 .1 billion ( US$ 19, 090, 403 ) from the commercial airline company for wrongful death according to the Montreal Convention 1999, Warsaw Convention 1929 and Hague Protocol 1995. Nepal is among the signatories to these worldwide conventions.
The claim of compensation total amount by the entire family of deceased students was depending on the special valuation according to the indices 13 of International Civil Aviation Organisation ( ICAO ) along with the report of research team created by the government which had complete that the accident was because of the serious carelessness and error from the captain .
The compensation amount continues to be claimed according to the international methods calculating it on the foundation of both financial and non-economic loses bore by the families, declared Advocate Amrit Kharel, lawyer of the families of the deceased.
The claim amount additionally includes the particular drawing rights as provisioned in the Montreal Convention and court fees and other expenditures in the court process and its interest as provisioned in the convention, Kharel said.