US-Bangla Airlines plane crashes in Kathmandu (Video)


A US-Bangla airlines aircraft crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu on Monday.


The TIA authorities fear casualties but the details are sketchy.


Seventeen passengers have been pulled out so far and rushed to the hospital, according to airport officials.


According to TIA spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur, the aircraft caught fire after it careened off the runway during landing and crashed onto a football ground near TIA. The aircraft with call sign S2-AGU took off from Dhaka and landed at TIA at 2:20 pm.

Personnel from TIA and Nepal Army have been engaged in rescue operation.


The plane is reported to be a 78-seater twin turbo prop aircraft.


TIA authorities suspect that technical glitches in the aircraft during landing might be the reason of the accident.