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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 22 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. One survivor who managed to break through a window says the aircraft gave a violent shake, followed by a bang. Offering his condolences, Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli promised an immediate investigation. The plane, which was flying from the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, was a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop and was 17 years old. Air disasters timeline How did the disaster unfold? The plane landed at 14:20 local time (08:35 GMT), according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24.




124 | 2018-03-12 | World | Nepal

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