US-Bangla Airlines Aircraft Crashes At Tribhuwan Int Airport
Kathmandu, 12th march: US-Bangla airlines aircraft carrying 67 passengers crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu on Monday. The TIA authority has suspected casualties but the details are sketchy. Tourism Ministry Joint Secretary Suresh Acharya said 17 injured passengers have been rescued and sent to different hospitals for treatment. Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (Caan) Sanjiv Gautam said that the plane lost control when it attempted to land on the runway. “The aircraft was permitted to land from the Southern side of the runway flying over Koteshwor but it landed from the Northern side,” said Gautam suspecting the aircraft might have sustained some technical glitches. “We are yet to ascertain the reason behind the unusual landing,” he added. According to TIA spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur, the 78-seater Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft caught fire after it careened off the runway during landing and crashed onto a ground near the runway. The aircraft with registration S2-AGU took off from Dhaka and landed at TIA at 2:20 pm.