The aircraft belonging to the US-Bangla airline was about to land in Kathmandu Airport.
An airplane of the Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla fell ashore today at 2:20 p.m. at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport (KTM), Nepal, when it was about to land.
The aircraft Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and registration S2-AGU took off from Dhaka, Bangladesh, carrying out Flight 211, with 71 people on board, 67 passengers and 4 crew members.
The plane crashed on a football field near the airport and caught fire in the collision. About 40 people died in total, of which 31 died at the scene of the accident and 9 at the hospital.
The general director of the Nepal Aviation Authority, Sanjiv Gautam, said: “The aircraft was allowed to land at the southern end of the runway and fly over Koteshwor, but it landed from the north.”
Although the causes of the tragedy are unknown, several hypotheses point to a technical failure.
Kathmandu Airport is widely used by tourists who arrive to climb the Himalayas and is known for the large number of accidents that have occurred.
US-Bangla Airlines is a joint venture of US and Bangladeshi investments based in Dhaka and providing services in Southeast Asia. The airline started operations in 2014 and this is its first fatal accident.