Bangladesh plane crashes at Nepal's Kathmandu airport, fatalities reported

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According to the Kathmandu Post, the aircraft missed the runway and crashed on a football field to the east of the airport.

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A Bombardier Dash Q-400 aircraft operated by Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla Airlines meant to carry 78 passengers skidded off the runway while landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu on Monday. "We just pulled out dead bodies and injured from the debris", government spokesman Narayan Prasad Duwadi told AFP. 5.

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In early 2016, a Twin Otter turboprop aircraft slammed into a mountainside in Nepal killing all 23 people on board.

An airport spokesperson told the paper that casualties were feared but there are no further details. The aircraft with call sign S2-AGU took off from Dhaka and landed at TIA at 2:20 pm.

The plane was carrying 67 passengers and four crew members, according to media reports.

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People have since been posting photos of thick smoke rising from the wreckage to social media.

The flight became "unstable" during landing near the popular airport.

US-Bangla Airlines commenced operations with domestic flights on in 2014.

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