Atleast 38 dead, says Nepal Police official after plane crashes at Kathmandu Airport

At least 38 people are dead and 23 injured after a plane crashed Monday afternoon at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, the news agency AP quoted a Nepal Police official as saying.

The police official added that 10 people passengers were still unaccounted for.

There were a total of 71 people on board the US-Bangla Airlines plane.

The plane (call sign S2-AGU) had been flying in from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Reuters reported a Kathmandu Airport official as saying the passenger plane “became unstable” while descending and crashed.

Images posted on social media showed smoke rising from the airport.

Other reports quoted TIA spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur as saying the plane caught fire after it careened off the runway while landing and crashed into a football ground near the airport.

TIA and Nepal Army teams have been rushed into rescue operations.

 

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