Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Money | By Armando Alvarado

50 feared dead as Bangladesh passenger plane crash-lands at Kathmandu airport

50 feared dead as Bangladesh passenger plane crash-lands at Kathmandu airport

US-Bangla Airlines has been operating since 2014 out of its home airport in Bangladesh.

"We are in the process of putting out the fire and rescuing the passengers", airport spokesman Prem Nath Thakur said to reporters.

An aircraft belonging to Bangladesh-based US-Bangla Airlines crashed while landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday, an airport official said.

News reported from Kathmandu that as many as 17 passengers may have made it safely off the burning plane.

According to local media reports, the 78-seater twin turbo prop aircraft S2-AGU took off from Dhaka for Kathmandu and crashed at 2:20 pm. "We just pulled out dead bodies and injured from the debris", government spokesman Narayan Prasad Duwadi told AFP. 5.

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An airport spokesperson told the Kathmandu Post that the TIA authority suspects there are casualties but details have not been disclosed yet.

FlightRadar24 said the aircraft involved is a "17-year-old Bombardier Dash 8 Q400".

Photos and video posted on social media showed smoke rising from an airport runway.

Kathmandu's airport has been the site of several deadly crashes. US-Bangla Airlines is a unit of the US-Bangla Group, a U. S.

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