Over 50 killed, several inured as US-Bangla Airways crashes at TIA
kATHMANDU , 12 MARCH : A Bombardier Dash Q-400 aircraft operated by US-Bangla Airlines configured to carry 67 passengers and four crew skidded off the runway while landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport.
Fourteen passengers who have been injured are taken to Civil Hospital, New Baneshwor and KMC Hospital, Sinamangal. The flight, UBG 211 was en route to Kathmandu from Dhaka, Bangladesh, Premnath Thakur, TIA spokesperson told myrepublica.com.
Firefighters are trying to douse the fire.
Witnesses say it crashed when trying to take short turn in runway. “I was on the Ringroad. I saw the plane make a sharp turn over the terminal back toward south and then disappeared toward the runway. Then immediately, a large plume of smoke was seen,” Arnico Pandey said adding that the plane was flying very low, just enough to be above the control tower.
All the flights to and from TIA have been halted follwong the accident.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has reached the TIA to take stock of the accident and the condition of the injured.
Published : 12 march 2018 , 2 : 57 pm