Kathmandu airport crash kills at least 49

Addis Ababa, March 12, 2018 (FBC) - A plane carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed on landing at Nepal's Kathmandu airport, killing at least 49 people. 

Rescuers pulled bodies from the charred wreckage of the plane, operated by Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla, after a raging fire was put out.

Flight BS211 veered off the runway while landing on Monday afternoon.

Offering his condolences, Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli promised an immediate investigation.

The plane, which was flying from the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, was a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop and was 17 years old.

Source: BBC

Posted by Amare Asrat