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9 dead from plane that crashed while landing in Nepal

"I have no other details", said an employee, who works at the US-Bangla offices.

Andrew Blackie, an aviation consultant, pilot and former accident investigator for the British government, said investigators will be looking into all aspects of the crash, such as mechanical failure, weather and operational error. "All of a sudden there was a blast and then another blast", she added.

In early 2016, a Twin Otter turboprop aircraft slammed into a mountainside in Nepal, killing all 23 people on board.

According to the airport officials, US-Bangla Airlines, a privately owned Bangladeshi carrier, approached the runway from a wrong direction and immediately burst into flames, after hitting the land.

Rescue workers and soldiers from Nepal's army were called in to help assist survivors out of the wreckage amid thick smoke, shutting down the airport for several hours on Monday before operations reopened.

The plane 78-seater Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft crashed at TIA at 2:18.

The black box of the aircraft was recovered from the spot, Chhetri said.

This is the deadliest air crash at Nepal's only global airport after a Turkish Airlines flight crash-landed at the airport in March 2015 with no casualties.

It was unclear how many people remained injured because of the chaos that followed after the deadly crash.

In March 2015, a Turkish Airlines flight crash-landed at Nepal's only global airport with no casualties.

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Bombardier spokesmen say they were saddened by the accidents but insisted the planes are safe and reliable.

The plane was reportedly carrying 67 passengers and four crew members.

The two pilots and two cabin crew were Bangladeshi nationals, airline spokesman Kamrul Islam said in Dhaka.

More than 20 people were rescued from the plane and were sent to Kathmandu Medical College for treatment.

Even as the Bombardier aircraft is on approach, the Nepali pilots of other aircraft are heard warning the ATC that the US-Bangla pilot seems disoriented, according to the Nepali Times.

Dhaka and Kathmandu have been connected by air since the days of East Pakistan, when DC-3 piston-engine aircraft of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flew the route.

Television images showed smoke rising from the crash site.

Nepal has witnessed a number of accidents involving aircraft in recent years.

"I saw one spark, or flash". In 1992, a Thai Airways flight from Bangkok crashed while trying to land in Kathmandu in 1992 killing all on board. There were no reports of injuries.

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