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50 Killed in Kathmandu Plane Crash, PM Modi Expresses Condolences

The US-Bangla Airlines plane careened off the runway during landing at the TIA airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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50 Killed in Kathmandu Plane Crash, PM Modi Expresses Condolences
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Flight Crash Lands at Nepal's Kathmandu Airport

A US-Bangla Airlines passenger aircraft crashed at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport on the afternoon of 12 March. The flight skidded off the runaway while landing, according to Nagrik News, a Nepali daily.

Several casualties are feared.

(With inputs from PTI and Reuters)

1:44 PM , 13 Mar

Nepal Plane Crash: Audio Chatter Indicates Cockpit, ATC Confusion

An audio recording between the pilot of the ill-fater US-Bangla Flight 211 and ATC was posted on YouTube on Monday night. Listening to the conversation indicates a possible confusion in the mind of the pilot about ‘02’ and ‘20’.

10:39 AM , 13 Mar

Nepalese PM Oli Visits Plane Crash Site

Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli visited the site of the plane crash in Kathmandu.

8:47 PM , 12 Mar

PM Modi Expresses Condolences

Hours after 50 people were killed in a plane crash at Kathmandu airport, PM Modi said that he was “deeply anguished by the loss of lives”.

7:05 PM , 12 Mar

Of the 67 Passengers, 33 Were Nepali, 32 Bangladeshi, One Chinese and One From Maldives

Out of the 67 passengers on board the flight that crashed in Kathmandu on Monday, 33 were Nepalese nationals, 32 were Bangladeshi, one Chinese and one from Maldives, reported The Daily Star.

Published: 12 Mar 2018, 2:55 PM IST
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