Nepal plaln crash kills 49

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Added On March 14, 2018

In Nepal 49 people were killed and 22 injured after a passenger plane from US-Bangla Airlines crashed while landing at Nepal's International Airport.
 
Nepalese authorities said on Monday afternoon the accident was due to the pilot's "missed approach". 
   
General Manager of Nepal's International Airport Rajkumar Chhetri told media that the Bangla aircraft had been carrying 71 persons including four crew members. 
 
He added the plane narrowly missed hitting the tail of Thai Airways plane parked at the airport. 
   
The UBG211 flight was en route to Kathmandu from Dhaka, Bangladesh and was said to have circled the airport twice before trying landing.
   
Separate rescue teams of Nepal Police and Nepal Army were deployed to carry out rescue operations immediately after the crash.
 
The airport was temporarily closed for incoming and outgoing international flights following the accident.
 
Nepal's civil aviation authority said that of the passengers on board 33 were from Nepal, 32 from Bangladesh, one from China and one from the Maldives. 
 
Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli spoke to his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina following the incident and expressed his condolences over the loss of lives.