Nepal plane crash: Bangladesh aircraft catches fire at Kathmandu airport, several feared dead - watsupptoday.com
Nepal plane crash: Bangladesh aircraft catches fire at Kathmandu airport, several feared dead
Posted 12 Mar 2018 04:05 PM

Agencies
Several passengers are feared dead as a US-Bangla Biman aircraft carrying 67 passengers and four crew crashed at Tribhuvan International airport in Nepal’s Kathmandu on Monday. Airport security sources said about several passengers who were rescued in ‘critical condition’ have been sent to hospital while there were many bodies lying in a charred condition.

“We cannot give the exact number of casualty as we are still finding out all details. At the moment, our priority is to rush the victims to the hospitals,” sources from the spot said, adding the fire has now been controlled.

The plane that was coming from Dhaka caught fire immediately after it hit the ground off the runway, the source added. The cause of the accident is not yet known.
Plane became unstable while descending: Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (Caan) Sanjiv Gautam said that the plane was out of control when it attempted to land on the runway. “The aircraft was permitted to land from the Southern side of the runway over Koteshwor but it landed from the Northern side,” said Gautam suspecting the aircraft might have sustained some technical glitches. “We are yet to ascertain the reason behind the unusual landing,” he added, reported The Kathmandu Post

3:39PM
12 Mar, 18
Plane was flying very low: Eyewitness
Amanda Summers, an American who works in Nepal, watched the crash happen from the terrace of her home office. ``It was flying so low I thought it was going to run into the mountains,'' she said. She said it was unclear if it had reached the runway when it landed. ``All of a sudden there was a blast and then another blast,'' she said, as reported by news agency AP


Rescued being sent to hospital
There were 67 passengers in the aircraft, Reuters reported. Of them, around 17 have been rescued and are being sent to hospitals for treatment.


3:30PM
12 Mar, 18
An employee who answered the phone at the US-Bangla offices in Dhaka said no one was available to talk. “I have no other details,” said the employee, who refused to give his name. “But a bad incident has happened," reported news agency AP


3:28PM
12 Mar, 18
All flights in and out of the Tribhuvan International Airport have been cancelled following the crash.

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