Bangladesh plane crash: Seventeen people were rescued. No death was reported
BS Web Team | New Delhi Last Updated at March 12, 2018 16:16 IST
A Bangladeshi aircraft carrying 67 passengers crashed on Monday while coming in to land at the airport in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, an airport official said, adding that 17 people on board had been rescued.
The state of the other people on the flight from the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, operated by US-Bangla Airlines, was not clear, airport spokesman Birendra Prasad Shrestha said. “We are trying to bring the fire under control. Details are awaited,” he said. TIA spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur said the aircraft careened off the runway during landing and crashed onto a football ground near the airport, catching fire. Seventeen people were rescued. So far eight bodies have been recovered. Highlights 1. The plane caught fire after it careened off the runway during landing and crashed onto a football ground near the airport, the TIA spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur was quoted as saying by the Kathmandu Post. 2. 71 passengers were on board 3. 17 people were rescued. Eight bodies recovered so far from the plane crash in Nepal; more deaths feared. 4. Victims’ bodies have been recovered from the wreckage, an official said. “We just pulled out dead bodies and injured from the debris,” government spokesman Narayan Prasad Duwadi told AFP. 5. Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport has been closed for all arrival and departures 6. The aircraft took off from Dhaka and landed at the airport at 2:20 pm (local time). 7. US-Bangla Airlines is a unit of the US-Bangla Group, a U. S. Bangladeshi joint venture company.
The Bangladeshi carrier launched operations in July 2014 and operates Bombardier Inc and Boeing aircraft. 8. In early 2016, a Twin Otter turboprop aircraft slammed into a mountainside in Nepal killing all 23 people on board. Two days later, two pilots were killed when a small passenger plane crash-landed in the country’s hilly midwest. 9. Rescue operation underway. 10. Live footage posted on Facebook showed the towering columns of smoke rising behind the runway, where another plane stood waiting on the tarmac. 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.
— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2018
— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2018
Flight #BS211 of US Bangla Airlines, carrying up to 78 people, catches fire after crash landing at #Kathmandu Airport; reports of rescue of more than a dozen survivors. Rescue ongoing. Photos: Twitter users. pic.twitter.com/1yHTyAdXHf
— Ujjwal Acharya (@UjjwalAcharya) March 12, 2018
First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 16:06 IST