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Dozens killed in Nepal plane crash

A plane crash landed at the Kathmandu airport on Monday in Nepal for disputed reasons, killing at least 49, according regional police. 

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Eli Ridder | The Avro Post

A plane crash landed at the Kathmandu airport on Monday in Nepal for disputed reasons, killing at least 49, according regional police. 

After a major fire was put out, rescuers were pulling bodies from the charred wreckage, operated by Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla.

The plane was carrying 71 passengers and crew, and 22 are being treated at hospital for injuries.

Napelese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli vowed that an investigatio would be carried out right away, however, Nepal has a poor air safety record.

The airline blamed air traffic control operations but local authorities claim the plane made a strange landing, reported BBC News.

Flight BS211,  a passenger flight from the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, veered off the runway while landing.

The plane was a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop and was 17 years old.

The Canadian-based plane company says it is waiting on further details.


Image of the crash from BBC News. 

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