Bangladesh plane carrying 67 passengers’ crash-lands at Kathmandu Airport
Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 12 March 2018| 24 Jumadul Ukhra 1439
A Bangladeshi plane with 67 passengers on board crashed near Kathmandu airport on Monday as it was coming in to land, officials said, as firefighters battled to extinguish the burning wreckage and rescue passengers.
Rescue workers recovered badly burnt bodies from the wreckage of the plane.
Footage on social media showed the towering columns of smoke rising behind the runway, where another plane stood waiting on the tarmac.
Plumes of black smoke could be seen rising from the football pitch where the plane crashed, to the east of the runway at Nepal’s only international airport, in the capital Kathmandu.
Reports indicate that 20 injured have been taken to the hospital. Police and army are trying to cut apart the plane to rescue others
Emergency vehicles appeared to be heading into the smoke as people watched from a distance or filmed on their mobile phones.
Mountainous Nepal is notorious for air accidents. Small aircraft often run into trouble at provincial airstrips.
A Thai Airways flight from Bangkok crashed while trying to land in Kathmandu in 1992 killing all on board.
Extracts – NDTV| AJ