New Delhi, March 12: A passenger aircraft of the US-Bangla Airlines from Dhaka to Kathmandu crash landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Monday. Identified as Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, the aircraft has a seating capacity of 78 people.

Here’s what we know so far: 

  • The aircraft careened off the runway during landing and crashed onto a football ground near the airport, catching fire.
  •  Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport closed following the crash.
  • Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal Sanjiv Gautam said the plane lost control when it attempted to land on the runway.
  • All flights in and out of the Tribhuvan International Airport were cancelled.
  • The number of passengers travelling in the plane is 69, said reports.
  • Eight bodies recovered so far, more deaths feared in the crash which took place when the plane was descending at the runway.
  • Twenty-five injured passengers were rescued and sent to hospitals.
  • Witnesses said the plane crashed when trying to take a short turn on runway, My Republica reported.

More details awaited.