39 killed in Nepal plane crash

39 killed in Nepal plane crash

The plane was carrying 67 passengers and four crew.

Even as the Bombardier aircraft is on approach, the Nepali pilots of other aircraft are heard warning the ATC that the US-Bangla pilot seems disoriented, according to the Nepali Times.

"I have no recollection after I got out of the plane, someone took me to Sinamangal Hospital, and from there my friends brought me to Norvic [Hospital]".

"Looks like they are really confused", one man says in Nepali, talking about Flight BS211.

Just before landing, the pilot asks, "Are we cleared to land?"

The hill-ringed airport, based about six kilometres from the centre city, is the sole global airport for the country and is located in the Kathmandu valley.

While the airline blames air traffic control, the airport says the plane landed from the wrong direction.

Wreckage of an airplane is pictured as rescue workers operate at Kathmandu airport, Nepal March 12, 2018. When the air-traffic controller informed about the alignment, there was no response.

"Every aircraft - while landing - has to maintain clearance from the mountain, and as soon as the pilot passes the mountain he has to do a very quick descent". He added that another 22 were being treated in the hospital.

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Nepal's prime minister KP Sharma Oli said eight people earlier reported to be missing were now presumed dead.

Another witness, Sushil Chandhury said the plane was "approaching from the opposite direction" to which aircrafts usually land. The sister, Asma Shakya, had called her mother from the airport, excited about returning home. Their bodies were not among those at the hospital, she had learned.

A commercial plane carrying over 70 people crashed near a Kathmandu airport in Nepal on Monday morning.

At least 50 people were killed and 21 injured when a Bangladeshi plane crashed and burst into flames near Kathmandu airport yesterday, in the worst aviation disaster to hit Nepal in years.

The government has ordered an investigation into the crash.

The plane crashed as it was coming in to land, sending firefighters scrambling to extinguish the burning wreckage and rescue survivors.

Among the passengers, 36 were Bangladeshi, 33 Nepalese, one Chinese and one from the Maldives, according to the ministry in Dhaka. The aircraft was en route to Kathmandu from Bangladesh's capital Dhaka. The parent company, part of US-Bangla Group, is involved in sectors that include real estate, education and agriculture.

In February, 2016, Tara Airs Twin Otter 400 crashed in Rupse of Myagdi, killing 23 people.

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