Air plane crashed at Kathmandu : Atleast 50 died as plane crashes in Nepal
Fifty people feared to death by a Bangladeshi plane crash at the Nepal city Kathmandu airport.67 people were on-board on Monday as it was coming in to land, as firefighters battled to extinguish fire and the wreckage that started burning and rescue passengers.
The US-Bengal Airlines was on flight from Dhaka when it hit the fence and burn into flames.
“We have recovered 50 dead bodies so far,” said army spokesman Gokul Bhandari. Several people had been rescued from the burning wreckage of the Bombardier Q400 series aircraft but nine people were still unaccounted for, he said.
How did the incident happened?
The plane landed at 14:20 local time (08:35 GMT), according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24.
“The aircraft was permitted to land from the southern side of the runway flying over Koteshwor, but it landed from the northern side,” Sanjiv Gautam, director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, was quoted as saying by the Kathmandu Post.
“We are yet to ascertain the reason behind the unusual landing.”
How many people died ?
The plane was carrying 67 passengers and four crew.
According to AFP news agency, quoting police, 31 people died at the scene while nine succumbed to their injuries in hospital.
An army spokesman told Reuters news agency that at least 50 people had died.