Kathmandu: 50 people were burnt alive in a plane crash of a Bangladeshi airliner in Nepal. The preliminary prediction is that the crash occurred because of a technical reason. The ‘US-Bangla Airlines’ plane on its flight from the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka to Nepal, crashed while landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. The plane skipped the airstrip and entered a football field; and before anyone could comprehend it, the plane caught fire. Rescue operations were undertaken immediately. The Nepalese army also joined the rescue operations. About 25 passengers could be rescued in the operation. However, many of those rescued are seriously injured and are being treated at a Kathmandu hospital.
The ‘US-Bangla Airlines’ plane is of the ‘Bombardier Dash 8 Q400’ type. The reason behind the crash is still not clear. The preliminary forecast is that there was a technical snag while landing on the airstrip. There have been many accidents at the Kathmandu airport in the past as well. In 2012, 19 people were killed in an accident. Whereas, in two separate accidents, approximately 36 people lost their lives in 2010.