Bombardier awaits results of investigation into cause of two deadly crashes
Montreal-based Bombardier is awaiting the causes of two deadly crashes over the past couple of days involving its commercial and business planes.
At least 50 people were killed today when a US Bangla Airlines Q-400 passenger plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh crashed and burst into flames as it landed in Nepal's capital.
The incident came a day after all 11 people on board a private Turkish Challenger 604 business jet crashed and burst into flames on an Iranian mountainside.
That plane was carrying a wealthy businessman's daughter and her friends home from a Dubai bachelorette party.
Bombardier spokesmen say they were saddened by the accidents but insisted the planes are safe and reliable.
Mark Masluch of the business jet division called the back-to-back crashes an ``unfortunate coincidence.''
The causes of both crashes aren't immediately available.
Bombardier is waiting for invitations from Nepalese and Iranian officials before sending investigation teams to the crash sites.
The Q-400 has sustained several landing gear incidents over the years but this is just the second crash of the aircraft resulting in death.