39 killed in Nepal plane crash

Crash The passenger flight from Dhaka Bangladesh landed in Kathmandu Nepal but ended up careening off the runway and crashing in a nearby field

At least 40 people were killed and 23 injured when a Bangladeshi passenger plane crashed near Kathmandu airport Monday, an official said. In total there were 71 people onboard the aircraft. They all had gone to Bangladesh for training.

"It was flying very low", said Keyal, a medical student.

Data from tracking website Flightradar24.com showed the aircraft was 17 years old.

It was not immediately clear if there were fatalities.

"I have no other details", said an employee, who works at the US-Bangla offices. His flight hours are over 5,000 hours.

The plane had circled Tribhuvan International Airport twice as it waited for clearance to land, Mohammed Selim, the airline's manager in Kathmandu, told Dhaka-based Somoy TV by telephone.

A recording of conversations between the pilot and air traffic controllers indicated confusion over which direction the plane should land. AFP could not independently verify the recording.

At the very outset of the tape, the control tower is heard warning the pilot, "I say again, do not proceed towards Runway 20". One woman collapsed in tears after checking the list.

"I remember the accident". I have no recollection after I got out of the plane.

Airline spokesperson Kamrul Islam said 33 of the passengers were Nepali, 32 were Bangladeshi, one was Chinese and one from the Maldives.

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This is the deadliest air crash at Nepal's only worldwide airport after a Turkish Airlines flight crash-landed at the airport in March 2015 with no casualties.

Kathmandu has Nepal's only worldwide airport and experts say the surrounding Himalayan mountains makes it testing for pilots coming in to land.

The condition of over two dozen people who were admitted to the hospital in Kathmandu is said to be serious.

"Our team will fly to Nepal as soon as the airport is open", he added.

Reports suggest that at least 50 were killed in the crash.

Nepal s poor air safety record is largely blamed on inadequate maintenance and substandard management.

"There have been a series of accidents at Kathmandu in the past.In March 2014, a flock of birds shattered the windshield of a Malaysia Airlines jet as it landed in Kathmandu".

Rescuers pulled bodies from the charred wreckage of the plane, operated by Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla, after a raging fire was put out. It has since expanded with routes to South Asia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

On September 4 2015, the airline saw its first incident, which happened when one of its planes skidded off the runway at Saidpur Airport.

The Q-400 has sustained several landing gear incidents over the years but this is just the second crash of the aircraft resulting in death.

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