A Bangladeshi plane with 67 passengers on board crashed as it landed at the Kathmandu airport in Nepal today.A police official says at least 38 people were killed and 23 injured. 10 people remained unaccounted for.
The plane, a twin-propeller Bombardier Dash 8 flying from Bangladesh, swerved repeatedly before it crashed, landing to the east of the runway and bursting into flames.
Plumes of black smoke could be seen rising from the football pitch where the plane crashed. Firefighters battled to extinguish the burning wreckage and rescue passengers.
Airport Spokesperson,Prem Nath Thakur, said “There were 67 passengers and 4 crew members” aboard the plane.
Also A spokesman for Dhaka-based US-Bangla Airline says 32 passengers are from Bangladesh, 33 from Nepal and one each from China and the Maldives.An airline official said some injured passengers had been taken away by ambulance.