Kathmandu plane crash: 50 reportedly killed, several others injured
According to reports, the aircraft crashed while descending at the airport in the Nepali capital.
March 12, 2018 / 07:03 PM IST
Kathmandu: Nepalese rescuers and police are seen near the debris after a passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, March 12, 2018. The passenger plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh crashed and burst into flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, killing dozens of people, officials said. AP/PTI(AP3_12_2018_000143B)
At least 50 people were killed after Bangladesh’ US-Bangla Airlines aircraft, carrying 67 passengers and four crew members, crashed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday.
Several others were rushed to the hospital, Nepal police had said.
Tourism Ministry Joint Secretary Suresh Acharya had said earlier that around 17 injured passengers were rescued and sent to various hospitals for treatment, The Kathmandu Post reported.
FlighRadar24 stated in a tweet that the doomed plane was a Bombardier Q400.
The aircraft crashed while landing and caught fire on the eastern side of the airport.
"We are trying to bring the fire under control. Details are awaited," airport spokesman Birendra Prasad Shrestha said shortly after the crash, according to News18.
Citing unnamed airport officials, The Kathmandu Post
reported that the plane crashed due to suspected technical faults.