Kathmandu, March 12: At least 40 people were killed and 23 injured when a US-Bangla Airlines plane crash-landed and exploded into a ball of flame at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) here on Monday, police said.
Nepal Police spokesperson Manoj Neupane said the bodies of 31 passengers were recovered at the site and nine others succumbed to their injuries in hospitals. The plane, with 71 on board, was flying from Dhaka to Kathmandu.
Offering his condolences to the bereaved, Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said he was “extremely shocked” by news of the crash and promised an immediate government investigation.
At least 33 Nepali passengers were on board the plane, according to officials. The US-Bangla Airlines is a privately-owned Bangladeshi airline headquartered in Dhaka.
This is the most severe air crash at the Kathmandu airport after a Turkish Airlines flight crash-landed in March 2015.
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BREAKING NEWS >>>>PLANE CRASH IN KATHMANDU US BANGLA AIRLINES FLIGHT CRASHES IN TRIBHUWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, KATHMANDU IN NEPAL. AROUND 70 PASSENGERS WERE ON BOARD. ALL FEARED DEAD. FIRST VISUALS OF DEADLY PLANE CRASH
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