Kathmandu plane crash updates: Nepal's prime minister KP Sharma Oli offered his condolences and said he was "extremely shocked" by news of the crash. He also promised an immediate government investigation.
A spokesman for Dhaka-based US-Bangla Airlines says a flight that crashed in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, was carrying 67 passengers: 32 from Bangladesh, 33 from Nepal and one each from China and the Maldives.
Airline spokesman Kamrul Islam says there were four crewmembers on board, but did not provide their nationalities.
A Nepali police official says at least 38 people were killed and 23 injured when a plane crashed as it landed at the Kathmandu airport in Nepal. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to the media, said 10 people remained unaccounted for in Monday’s crash. The plane, a twin-propeller Bombardier Dash 8 flying from Bangladesh, swerved repeatedly before it crashed, landing near the runway, the Associated Press reported.
Eight bodies were recovered from the US-Bangla plane which crashed near Kathmandu airport, sources told Firstpost. According to reports, 25 injured passengers have been rescued and sent to hospitals for treatment. The Tribhuvan International Airport said that there were 37 males, 27 females and two children on board the aircraft, The Kathmandu Post reported.
A Bangladeshi plane with 67 passengers aboard crashed near Kathmandu airport as it came in to land, officials say. Firefighters are battling to extinguish burning wreckage and rescue survivors, according to reports.
The Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu has been closed for operations. 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.
"There were 67 passengers and 4 crew members" aboard the plane, said airport spokesman Prem Nath Thakur.
"So far 20 injured have been taken to the hospital. Police and army are trying to cut apart the plane to rescue others," he added.
With inputs from agencies
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Updated Date: Mar 12, 2018 18:32:02 IST