Bangla airliner crashes while landing at Kathmandu Airport killing 50 people

13 March, 2018, 04:30 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Kathmandu Airport Nepal

At least 49 people were killed when the Bangladeshi plane crashed and burst into flames near Kathmandu airport in the worst aviation disaster to hit Nepal in almost three decades.

Authorities in Nepal have confirmed that a plane crash at Kathmandu airport has left 49 people dead.

"When we arrived here the plane had already crashed and was burning".

Reports suggest that at least 50 were killed in the crash.

All 11 onboard were killed, with their charred bodies being recovered.

Seventeen people have been rescued so far.

Rescue workers and soldiers from Nepal's army were called in to help assist survivors out of the wreckage amid thick smoke, shutting down the airport for several hours on Monday before operations reopened. The two pilots and two cabin crew members were from Bangladesh.

Rescuers had to cut apart the mangled and burned wreckage of the upturned aircraft to pull people out, some of whom were buried under the scattered debris.

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After a normal take-off from Dhaka, the plane began to behave strangely as it approached Kathmandu, he said.

A flight from Dhaka, Bangladesh, landed on the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal, but ended up careening off the runway and crashing. Mr. Panday reported that he had seen the aircraft flying an angle to the runway and then make a sharp turn over the airport.

The 17-year-old plane had circled Tribhuvan International Airport twice as it waited for clearance to land, a company official said. "When control tower asked the pilot if there was any problem, the pilot said everything is okay".

"It should have come straight but it went in the other direction", said airport cleaner Sushil Chaudhary, who saw the crash. "Again the tower asked the pilot why he didn't land the plane and enquired if he was okay". The plane was carrying 71 passengers when it changed direction on the runway.

The twin-propeller Bombardier Dash 8 swerved repeatedly before it crashed, the AP said. "I have received injuries to my head and legs, but I am fortunate that I survived the ordeal".

How many crashes have happened in the past in Nepal?

Nepal has a poor air safety record. Small aircraft ply an extensive domestic network and often run into trouble at remote airstrips.



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