Bangladeshi plane crashes in Nepal, killing at least 49

BREAKING: A Passenger Flight Has Crashed At Nepal's Kathmandu Airport

The plane, a twin-propeller Bombardier Dash 8 flying from Bangladesh, swerved repeatedly before it crashed, landing near the runway.

Basanta Bohara, a Nepali tour operator, said the almost two-hour flight from Bangladesh's capital was uneventful until the plane began to wobble on its descent into Kathmandu, hitting a field near the airport and catching fire.

Forty-nine people died after a Bangladeshi passenger plane crashed near Kathmandu airport on Monday afternoon.

A series of confused messages follow just before the crash in which the pilot says they will land at "runway 20" and then "runway 02" - the southern end.

Clouds of thick, dark smoke could be seen rising above the hilltop Tribhuvan International Airport, which was immediately shut down.

According to Nepal Police Spokesperson DIG Manoj Neupane, 22 injured passengers are undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Kathmandu.

All 49 people on board were killed on February 12, 2009 when a Colgan Air flight from Newark Liberty International Airport to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, stalled and crashed into a house while preparing to land at the airport.

In Dhaka, Kamrul Hasan, general manager of US-Bangla airline, said there were 33 Nepali nationals onboard the flight. Two days later, two pilots of another plane were killed in a crash.

The cause of the crash remains unclear, and an investigation is under way. The ill-fated plane was said to have circled the airport twice before trying landing.

The ill-fated aircraft, which took off from Dhaka went unstable before crash-landing in Nepal's capital.

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"After hearing ATC [air traffic control] conversation, we assume that that there was no negligence by our pilots".

In March 2015, a Turkish Airlines plane skidded off the runway in dense fog, but passengers only sustained minor injuries.

Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has offered his condolences, saying he was "extremely shocked" by the crash.

The reason behind the crash of the 17-year old aircraft is yet to be established, but the rescuers and other aviation staffs have recovered the black box of the aircraft.

Siphengphet and Mark Masluch said the planes are "safe and reliable" and other planes haven't been grounded. The parent company, part of US-Bangla Group, is also involved in real estate, education and agriculture. A Sita Air turboprop plane ferrying trekkers to Mount Everest hit a bird shortly after takeoff and crashed.

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