Bangladeshi plane crashes in Nepal, killing at least 51

Bangladeshi plane crashes in Nepal, killing at least 51

Mar 14
Bangladeshi plane crashes in Nepal, killing at least 51

US-Bangla Airlines Flight 211 (BS211/UBG211) en route to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal from Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, Bangladesh crashed on landing and burst into flames on 12 March 2018 at 14:18 local time.

The aircraft serving the flight was a 76-seater Bombardier Dash 8 Q400. There were 67 passengers and 4 crew members on board; 51 people died, while 20 survived with injuries.

The aircraft that went down on was 17 years old, data from tracking website Flightradar24.com showed. It descended to an airport altitude of 4,400 feet (1,341 m) and then climbed to 6,600 feet (2,012 m) before crashing about two minutes later, the website said.

The Bangladeshi carrier, which launched operations in July 2014 with a slogan – “Fly Fast – Fly Safe”, operates Bombardier and Boeing aircraft.

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