BREAKING! Airliner crashes in Nepal, 67 people onboard
On March 12, 2018, a plane of a Bangladeshi company US-Bangla Airlines has crashed in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, during an attempt to land.
The aircraft caught fire while flying for reasons which are unknown yet. The fire was put out within a minute by the emergency team of the airport. The Nepalese army helped in extracting people from the wreckage. 23 of the people aboard were rescued according to a representative of the airport. Manoj Neupane, police spokeperson, declared that 31 people died at the impact and nine others in the two hospitals of Kathmandu.
The plane was a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and was flying from Dacca to Kathmandu. All other flights to and from the airport are suspended.
Plane crashes are becoming more and more frequent in Nepal. International observers are blaming inexperienced pilots and poor maintenance procedures.