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Plane Carrying 71 Passengers Crashes In Nepal

March 12, 2018 11:14 AM
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Plane Carrying 71 Passengers Crashes In Nepal

Reports reaching us reveal that only 17 people have survived out of the 71 passengers and crew after it crashed at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport, with at least 17 people known to have survived.

The plane veered off the runway while landing on Monday afternoon, BBC reports.

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

All flights in and out of Tribhuvan International Airport have been cancelled, according to local media.

The plane was identified in local media as S2-AGU, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop, but this has not been officially confirmed.

The flight landed at at 14:20 local time (08:35 GMT), according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24.


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