Written by Nathasha De Alwis
12 Mar, 2018 | 3:16 pm
Foreign Media reported a plane crash at Kathmandu’s international airport.
The plane from US-Bangla, a Bangladeshi airline, went off the runway while landing and crashed on the east side of Tribhuvan International Airport’s runway.
An airport spokesperson told the paper that casualties were feared.
According to Foreign media, the plane can reportedly carry 78 passengers and firefighters were at the scene trying to extinguish a fire.
Photos and video posted on social media showed smoke rising from an airport runway.
#BREAKING #Nepal: A US-Bangla airlines aircraft has crashed in the eastern side of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in the #Kathmandu on Monday. Details yet to come. https://t.co/qsxgS4w3sG pic.twitter.com/ODr8L2xS9X
— Pradeep Bashyal (@pdpbasyal) March 12, 2018
The plane was identified in foreign media as S2-AGU, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, but this has not been officially confirmed.
According to flight tracking website FlightRadar24, the flight landed at TIA airport, also known as Kathmandu International Airport, at 14:20 local time (08:35 GMT).
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