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US Bangla Airlines crash lands in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, March 12

 

Update 18:15 – 12 being operated at KMC, 4 taken to other hospitals

Update 17:43 – Airport reopens after crash.

Update 17:36  49 confirmed dead, 21 injured, 1 missing.

Update 17:22 – TIA says the pilot landed without consent from the control room.

Update 16:59 – 46 people are confirmed dead according to hospitals. Still waiting for official word on casualties.

Update 16:55 – 36 people are confirmed dead. Others being treated at hospitals across Kathmandu

Update 16:44 – 33 Nepalis were on board. 16 of them worked for top travel agencies in Nepal and had gone to B’desh for training

Update 16:33 – Twenty-eight people died on the spot while 8 died on the way to the hospital. Survivors being treated at KMC Hospital and Norvic

Update 16:27 – At least 36 people have been confirmed dead.

Update 16:18 hrs Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has arrived at the airport to take stock of the situation.

A US Bangla Airlines plane has crash-landed in Kathmandu.

According to witnesses at the scene, the pilot seemed to have lost control of the plane as it landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Seventy-one people, including four crew members, were on board the plane.

The plane is learnt to have barged into an open field adjacent to the runway. The plane (S2-AGU) had taken off from Dhaka and landed at TIA at 2:20 pm. It was reported to be on fire. Authorities say the fire has now been extinguished and rescue work is on.

The Tribhuvan international airport has been closed following the incident.

According to ATC sources, the pilot of the aircraft attempted to land the plane and when he failed to do so, decided to go for a ‘hard’ landing in the second attempt.


Published on March 12th, Monday, 2018 2:57 PM


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3 Comments
  • Rajendra Lal Das says: | March 12 2018 5:55pm

    My heart felt sympathies to all those who have lost a loved one and get well wishes for those injured xxx

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  • Rajendra Lal Das says: | March 12 2018 5:22pm

    My heartfelt sympathies go out to all the families and friends of those so suddenly taken.

    I offer get well wishes to all those suffering in the wake of this terrible incident. I truly hope you make a full and speedy recovery.

    My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved at this very sad time Xx

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  • Neha Gupta says: | March 12 2018 4:39pm

    Allow me to express my deeply felt sympathy to you and the victims’ families and dependents, as well as the hope that the survivors recover soon.

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