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