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US-Bangla Airlines' Plane Crashes at TIA in Kathmandu, Nepal: At Least 27 Dead Out of 67 Passengers

Updated On 12 Mar, 2018 Published On

An US-Bangla Airlines' plane traveling from Dhaka to Kathmandu has crashed and caught fire while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal at 2:20 PM local time (08:35 GMT) on Monday, March 12.

Firefighters were quick to extinguish the burning wreckage. According to reports obtained from the AFP news agency, at least 27 people have been killed.

US-Bangla Airlines' Plane Crashes at TIA in Kathmandu, Nepal: 7 People Died Among 67 Passengers

US-Bangla Airlines' Plane Crashes at TIA in Kathmandu, Nepal: 7 People Died Among 67 Passengers

Source: BBC

Of the 67 passengers and 4 crew members, including 33 Nepali nationals, onboard, 14 have reportedly been rescued in addition to the recovery of the badly burnt bodies by the Rescue workers.

According to Tribhuvan International Airport Spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur, 25 injured passengers were rushed to Kathmandu Medical College and Teaching Hospital in Sinamangal but unfortunately, among them, seven were pronounced dead upon arrival.

 

 

The authorities say that the plane was about to land when it crashed into the hanger and caught fire.

Airport official said,

The plane shoot off the run away while it was about to crash into the hanger and immediately caught fire,

All flights in and out of TIA have reportedly been canceled.

This is not the first time TIA has experienced a crash. Back in 1992, a Thai Airways flight from Bangkok suffered a similar incident while trying to land in Kathmandu that killed all the members on board.