50 Killed as US - Bangla Flight Crashes at Kathmandu Airport

by International | 12-03-2018 | 379 views

At least 50 people were reported killed after a US-Bangla Airlines flight, carrying 67 passengers and four crew members, crashed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, on the afternoon of 12 March. The plane caught fire after it careened off the runway during landing and crashed into a football ground near the airport. The airport has been temporarily closed for operations.

According to the officials, a technical glitch could be the cause of the accident. PM KP Sharma Oli, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and Defence Minister Ishwar Pokharel reached the airport to take stock of the accident of the 67 Passengers, 33 Were Nepali, 32 Bangladeshi, One Chinese and One From Maldives.

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