Kathmandu Plane Crash: 39 dead, 17 rescued
March 12 , 2018
12:30 PM UTC
Kathmandu Plane Crash: 39 dead
At least 39 people have died in a fatal plane crash. The plane crash occurred on the runway when it was landing at Tribhuvan Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday. The crash happened because the plane approached the runway from the wrong direction and caught fire while landing. According to reports, the plane had permission to land from the southern side but instead, it landed from the northern side. The plane was a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, which is considered as "the world's most modern turboprop." The aircraft belongs to the US-Bangla Airlines.
9 A.M UTC
US Bangla, a Bangladeshi airline plane, crashed while landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. The airport was closed after the mishap took place. According to media reports, there were about 67 passengers on board. The firefighters have been tackling the blaze which has been caused by the crash. The plane has been identified as S2-AGU, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400. No information has been obtained regarding the casualties. It is reported that 17 people have been rescued till now.