US-Bangla plane crash lands in Nepal with over 70 onboard

KATHMANDU: An aircraft of US-Bangla Airlines from Dhaka to Kathmandu crash landed at Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday. The plane has caught fire after landing.

Efforts are ongoing to douse the burning plane and emergency respondents and ambulances are rushing to the site of incident, airport sources said.

Nearly a dozen are rushed to the hospital and more than 20 are feared dead. The fire-fighters are trying to rescue other remaining passengers, sources said.
The plane was identified in local media as S2-AGU, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, but this has not been officially confirmed.
The flight landed at TIA airport, also known as Kathmandu International Airport, at 14:20 local time (08:35 GMT), according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24.

Ramesh Pokhrel

Ramesh Pokhrel

Nepal & India base Freelance journalist .

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