Plane crashes at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport
A plane has crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu.
The plane, operated by US-Bangla, a Bangladeshi airline, veered off the runway while landing on Monday afternoon, causing a blaze.
The plane had 67 passengers and four crew on board, officials say. There are casualties but the number has not been confirmed.
Seventeen people on board have been rescued so far, the authorities say.
Photos and video posted on social media showed smoke rising from an airport runway.
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Confusion in the cockpit
The last four minutes of conversations between the US-Bangla Flight 211 pilot at the TIA Air Traffic Control indicates a possible confusion in the mind of the pilot about the Runway 02 (the southern end) and Runway 20 (the northern end). Even as the Bombardier aircraft is on approach, the Nepali pilots of other aircraft are heard warning the ATC that the US-Bangla pilot seems disoriented and that he should be assisted by radar and taken out of harm’s way, and that the visibility in the hills is bad (‘almaliyo jasto chha’, ‘disoriented bhae jasto chha, yo kata jaala’, ‘surrounding dandakanda ma ramro chhaina visibility’).
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