By Kyle James  |  03-12-2018   News
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An accident involving an aircraft took place at Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu Monday when a Bangladeshi aircraft crashed on the east side of the runway.

A spokesperson for the airport told local paper Kathmandu Post that casualties are feared and photos circulating social media show a massive plume of black smoke billowing from the site of the crash.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BREAKING?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BREAKING</a>: A US-Bangla airlines plane crashed at the east side of runway at of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Kathmandu?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Kathmandu</a> Tribhuvan International Airport. <a href="https://t.co/op4gCTgeJV">pic.twitter.com/op4gCTgeJV</a></p>&mdash; Mirror Now (@MirrorNow) <a href="https://twitter.com/MirrorNow/status/973127581611560961?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BREAKING?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BREAKING</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nepal?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Nepal</a>: A US-Bangla airlines aircraft has crashed in the eastern side of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Kathmandu?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Kathmandu</a> on Monday. Details yet to come. <a href="https://t.co/qsxgS4w3sG">https://t.co/qsxgS4w3sG</a> <a href="https://t.co/ODr8L2xS9X">pic.twitter.com/ODr8L2xS9X</a></p>&mdash; Pradeep Bashyal (@pdpbasyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/pdpbasyal/status/973121470690971649?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Plane <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/crash?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#crash</a> at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TIA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TIA</a> airport <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Kathmandu?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Kathmandu</a> Apparently a US Bangla plane from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Dhaka?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Dhaka</a> crashed. <a href="https://t.co/2fN8XoXxrD">pic.twitter.com/2fN8XoXxrD</a></p>&mdash; prazeet (@pzstha) <a href="https://twitter.com/pzstha/status/973117755611328512?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The US-Bangla airlines passenger jet caught fire when it careened off the runway during landing. The commercial airliner crashed onto a football ground near the airport.

A witness to the crash took to social media to express their shock saying, "An Airplane just crashed at the Kathmandu International Airport. I saw it when it happened. OMG!"

The aircraft's call sign is S2-AGU and it took off from Dhaka and landed at Tribhuvan International Airport at 2:20 p.m. Monday. Rescue personnel from the airport as well as Nepal Army personnel are engaged in a rescue operation.

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Source: http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-03-12/us-bangla-airlines-aircraft-crashes-near-tia.html

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