BREAKING: Tragedy, as plane carrying 71 passengers, crashes in Nepal

By Editor on 12/03/2018

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Rescuers at the scene of the crash

Rescuers, are reportedly pulling out dead bodies from the charred wreckage of the plane, carrying 71 passengers and crew, which crashed on landing at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport, on Monday.

BBC is reporting that the plane, operated by Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla, caught fire, which was put out, before the rescue operation.

The plane veered off the runway while landing on Monday afternoon.

All flights in and out of Tribhuvan International Airport have been cancelled, according to local media.

The plane was identified in local media as S2-AGU, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop, but this has not been officially confirmed.

The flight landed at at 14:20 local time (08:35 GMT), according to flight tracking website, FlightRader24.

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Wreckages of the crashed plane

The state of the other people on the flight from the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, operated by U.S.-Bangla Airlines, was not clear, airport spokesman Birendra Shrestha said.

“We are trying to bring the fire under control. Details are awaited,” he said.

 

 

 

Source BBC

Posted on March, 12 2018

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