US-Bangla aircraft crashes at TIA, 33 Nepalis were on board

Kathmandu:  An aircraft of US-Bangla Airlines crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Monday.

The twin-engine turboprop airliner was carrying 67 passengers and four crew members from the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, to Kathmandu, said airport spokesman Prem Nath Thakur.

The passengers included 37 men, 27 women and two children. Thirty-three of the passengers were Nepalis citizen.

Twenty-five people were rescued from the fallen aircraft and taken to Kathmandu Medical College, Teaching Hospital in Sinamangal.
At least 20 bodies were pulled from the wreckage of the plane and eight people died in hospital.

The aircraft caught fire following the crash.

The aircraft careened off the runway during landing and crashed onto a football ground near TIA, source said.

The aircraft with call sign S2-AGU took off from Dhaka and landed at TIA at 2:20 pm.