Fifty Dead after Plane Crashes at Kathmandu Airport
Fifty passengers were killed after a Bangladeshi aircraft carrying 67 crashed on Monday while coming in to land at the airport in Kathmandu, an airport official said. 17 other people on board have been rescued.
The state of the other people on the flight from the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, operated by US-Bangla Airlines, was not clear, airport spokesman Birendra Prasad Shrestha said.
“We are trying to bring the fire under control. Details are awaited,” he said.
There were 71 people on board the plane and 17 had been rescued, an airport official said earlier. The number of dead and injured was not known.
According to Kathmandu police spokesman, Fifty bodies have been recovered so far from the plane crash site in Nepal.