Kathmandu airport crash: At least 40 dead as US-Bangla plane veers off runway

A plane carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed on landing at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport, killing at least 40 people. At least 23 survived.

Rescuers pulled bodies from the charred wreckage of the plane, operated by Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla, after a raging fire was put out.

Flight BS211 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, which was flying from the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, was identified in local media as S2-AGU, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop, but this has not been officially confirmed.

Offering his condolences to the bereaved, Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli said he was “extremely shocked” by news of the crash and promised an immediate government investigation.


Source: BBC

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