At least 40 dead, 23 injured in Kathmandu plane crash: official
Monday March 12 2018
Nepali rescue workers gather around the debris of an airplane that crashed near the international airport in Kathmandu on March 12, 2018. At least 40 people have been killed and 23 injured. AFP PHOTO | PRAKASH MATHEMA
The US-Bangla Airlines plane was arriving from Dhaka when it crashed into a football field near the airport.
Live footage posted on Facebook showed the towering columns of smoke rising behind the runway, where another plane stood waiting on the tarmac.
The plane crashed as it was coming in to land, sending firefighters scrambling to extinguish the burning wreckage and rescue survivors.