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Nepal plane crash kills over 50

Nepal plane crash kills over 50

The plane swerved repeatedly as it prepared to land in Kathmandu, said Amanda Summers, an American citizen working in Nepal.

"The chances of rescuing anyone (else) alive is slim now because the plane was badly burned", said army spokesman Gokul Bhandaree, who confirmed the deaths. "All of a sudden there was a blast and then another blast".

Nepal's prime minister KP Sharma Oli said eight people earlier reported to be missing were now presumed dead.

A passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed Monday while landing at the Kathmandu airport in Nepal.

US-Bangla Airlines, which began operating almost four years ago, uses two types of aircraft. Several people had been rescued from the burning wreckage of the Bombardier Q400 series aircraft but nine people were still unaccounted for, he said.

A photo posted to Twitter by Bishnu Sapkota shows smoke rising from a US-Bangla Airlines passenger jet that slid off the runway at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 12, 2018.

Flight BS 211, which belongs to US-Bangla Airlines, a privately owned Bangladeshi carrier, was flying from Dhaka, Bangladesh, police spokesperson Manoj Neupane said.

The Montreal-based company hasn't been asked by Iranian officials for assistance in trying to determine the cause of a Sunday crash that claimed 11 lives.

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There were four crew member onboard too with local officials saying that the passengers included 37 males, 27 females and two children.

Most of the injured were brought to Kathmandu Medical College, the closest hospital to the airport, where relatives wept as they awaited news.

The Dhaka-based airline made its first global flight in May 2016 to Kathmandu, and has since expanded with routes to South Asia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

"I saw the plane make a sharp turn over the terminal back towards south and then disappeared towards the runway".

There have been many aviation incidents in Nepal but this is the deadliest since a Pakistan International Airlines plane crashed on approach in September 1992, killing all 167 on board.

Even as the Bombardier aircraft is on approach, the Nepali pilots of other aircraft are heard warning the ATC that the US-Bangla pilot seems disoriented, according to the Nepali Times.

Mountainous Nepal has had a poor air safety record.

The BBC reports that a total of 67 passengers were on-board the plane.


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