Officials in Kathmandu have revealed that 17 persons have been successfully rescued from a plane that crashed today in Nepal.
17 people on board a Bangladeshi aircraft that crashed on Monday have been rescued according to airport officials.
According to Reuters, the plane carrying 67 passengers and four crew crashed on Monday while coming in to land at the airport in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu.
He said that 17 people on board had been rescued.
The state of the other people on the flight from the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, operated by US-Bangla Airlines, was not clear, airport spokesman Birendra Prasad Shrestha said.
“We are trying to bring the fire under control. Details are awaited,” he said
He added that the airport had been shut down and all other flights diverted.
“We’re now concentrating on evacuating the passengers.”
Television images showed smoke rising from the crash site. Mountainous Nepal is notorious for air accidents. Small aircraft often run into trouble at provincial airstrips.