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Kathmandu airport crash: At least 40 dead as US-Bangla plane veers off runway

Kathmandu airport crash: At least 40 dead as US-Bangla plane veers off runway

Kathmandu airport crash: At least 40 dead as US-Bangla plane veers off runway

By Nathasha De Alwis

12 Mar, 2018 | 5:12 pm

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 today (March 12) afternoon.

All flights in and out of Tribhuvan International Airport have been canceled, according to local media.

The plane was identified in local media as S2-AGU, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop, but this has not been officially confirmed.

The flight landed at 14:20 local time (08:35 GMT), according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24.