49 dead as US-Bangla airline crashes at TIA


KATHMANDU, March 12: At least 49 passengers have died when a US-Bangla aircraft crashed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Monday, according to Nepal Police Spokesperson DIG Manjo Neupane.

The the 78-seater Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft, enroute from Dhaka, Bangladesh caught fire after it skided off the runway crashing onto a football field at 2:20 pm.

The plane was carrying 71 people including four crew members, according to TIA Spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur. Of them 33 were Nepali, 32 Bangladeshi, one Chinese and one Maldivian nationals.

According to SSP Bishwaraj Pokharel, spokesperson at Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Range Office, Of the total 22 injured passengers, twelve passengers have been admitted at Kathmandu Medical College Hospital, Sinamangal, four at Norvic Hospital, Thapathali, three at Grande Hospital, Dhapasi, one at Om Hospital, Chabahil and one at Medicity, Bhainsepati.