Bangla aircraft crashes at Kathmandu airport

US-Bangla airlines aircraft crashes at TIA, casualties feared

US-Bangla aircraft crashes in Kathmandu; 17 passengers rescued

I saw the plane make a sharp turn over the terminal back toward south and then disappeared toward the runway. Firefighters are battling to extinguish burning wreckage and rescue survivors, according to reports. The plane caught fire after it careened off the runway during landing and crashed onto a football ground near the airport, the TIA spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur was quoted as saying by the Kathmandu Post. 2.

Another photos show emgergency crews facing a huge fire engulfing an area off the runway.

The state of the other people on the flight from the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, operated by US-Bangla Airlines, was not clear, airport spokesman Birendra Prasad Shrestha said.

An aviation official said the plane lost control as it attempted to land.

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"We are yet to ascertain the reason behind the unusual landing", he added.

The incident happened while the plane was descending at Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Monday, according to an airport official.

The airport at Kathmandu has a reputation for being one of the most hard in the world for pilots to land, because of surrounding mountains. I saw it when it happened. "We will release more details as we receive them".

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