A Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 twin turboprop airplane landed in a fiery crash in Kathmandu, Nepal Monday.
The plane’s approach to the runway didn’t end smoothly as it skidded off and crashed with its 71 passengers inside.
CBS News reports the following:
“A passenger plane owned by a joint Bangladeshi-U.S. firm has crashed in Kathmandu, Nepal, catching on fire after careening off the runway. The US-Bangla Airlines plane was on a flight from Dhaka, Bangladesh to Kathmandu but overshot the runway upon landing, officials told CBS News.
The Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 twin turboprop was carrying 71 people when it attempted to land at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport after reportedly swerving in the air repeatedly on its approach.
Nepali police officials have told the Associated Press that at least 38 people were killed and 23 others injured in the fiery crash. At least 10 people were unaccounted.
US-Bangla Airlines told CBS News it was not immediately able to provide any information regarding the crash.
Suresh Acharya, a press officer at Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, told CBS News the plane was carrying 67 passengers and four crew members. Fifteen passengers were rescued from the wreckage and transferred to a local hospital for treatment.”
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