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Bangladesh plane crash: Flight carrying 71 crashes in Kathmandu; 10 updates

Bangladesh plane crash: Flight carrying 71 crashes in Kathmandu; 10 updates

Flight trackers Air Live said: "A Bangladesh passenger aircraft "became unstable" while descending, crashes at Nepal's Kathmandu airport - airport official".

Victims' bodies have been recovered from the wreckage, an official said.

The plane then crashed onto a football ground near the airport at 2.20pm. "We just pulled out dead bodies and injured from the debris", government spokesman Narayan Prasad Duwadi told AFP.

"We are trying to bring the fire under control".

The paper said that at least 17 passengers have been rescued and sent to city hospitals for treatment, as rescue efforts continued.




A passenger plane owned by a joint Bangladeshi-U.S. firm has reportedly crashed in Kathmandu, Nepal, catching on fire after careening off the runway.

Live footage posted on Facebook showed the towering columns of smoke rising behind the runway, where another plane stood waiting on the tarmac.

FlightRadar24 said the aircraft involved is a "17-year-old Bombardier Dash 8 Q400".

A plane has crashed at Kathmandu's global airport, but as yet there has been no news of casualties.

The airport authorities said that the technical malfunction could have caused the crash.


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