Deadly plane crash at Nepal's Tribhuvan Airport leaves 51 passengers dead, 22 injured

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 13 March 2018, 08:11 PM

A deadly aircraft crash at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan airport on Monday left 51 out of 71 people on board dead, while 22 others suffered injuries, Nepal officials said on Tuesday. 

The plane coming from Bangladesh flew dangerously low before veering off the runaway and erupting in flames Monday. US-Bangla Airlines flight BS211 from Dhaka to Kathmandu was carrying 67 passengers and four crew members.

Police spokesman Manoj Neupane said Tuesday that 49 people were confirmed to have been killed and 22 injured. They were being treated in several hospitals in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu.

The government has ordered a detailed investigation to find the cause of the crash. A statement from the prime minister’s office said a six-member investigative team headed by a former government secretary will gather the facts to determine the cause and prevent future crashes.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the plane crash and prayed for early recovery of the injured.

First Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 09:17 AM
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