Kathmandu: A US-Bangla Airlines aircraft crashed and burst into flames on Monday while landing at Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) here, killing at least 50 people. The Dhaka to Kathmandu flight, with 67 passengers and four crew members on board, caught fire after it careened off the runway and ploughed into a football ground near the airport.
Nepal army spokesman Brigadier General Gokul Bhandari said 50 people had died and the fate of the others was unknown. There were 33 Nepalese nationals on board flight UBG 211, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400. Others include 32 Bangladeshis, one Chinese and one Maldivian. Bombardier is a twin-engine, medium-range and turboprop aircraft.