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At least 50 dead in Nepal plane crash

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posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 06:49 AM
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A US-Bangla Q400 has crashed while landing at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. The aircraft, registered as S2-AGU, was operating as flight BS 211 from Dhaka at the time of the crash. Initial reports are there was a technical problem during landing. Pictures of the aircraft show it broken into multiple pieces, and burned. There were 67 passengers and 4 crew. At least 20 people have been taken to a local hospital.


The accident occurred at 14:18 local time on 12 March.

A source at the airport's NOTAM department says that aircraft was operating flight BS 211 from Dhaka to Kathmandu when "a technical fault" occurred during landing.

The aircraft is registered S2-AGU (MSN4041). The 2001-vintage model is owned and managed by US-Bangla.

www.flightglobal.com...




posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 06:55 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

God be with them.



posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 06:55 AM
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posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 07:54 AM
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Interesting reports coming in so far. The aircraft circled the airport twice, and was cleared to land coming in from the South, but instead approached from the North. It was reported to have "swerved" several times, and "appeared unbalanced" before the tail struck a field short of the runway.

At least five people have survived. One was reported to have minor injuries and was scheduled to be released from the hospital, three were listed as stable, and one critical.



posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 08:09 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
I am in Nepal,and have used that airport more than i would have liked to.
Every time i have landed there weve had to circle for up to 40mins-there is always a queue to land.
Its usually weather related(or landing space related).
Planes often overshoot the runway,but there are not usually casualties like this.
Theres often a lot of turbulance when approaching the airport as well,probably due to the mountainous terrain.



posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 08:33 AM
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Lots of crashes lately.





posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 08:53 AM
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a reply to: burgerbuddy

It only seems that way because the last couple years had do few.



posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 09:26 AM
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At least 17 people were taken to the hospital, 40 have been confirmed dead, and the others are listed as missing.



posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 09:27 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: burgerbuddy

It only seems that way because the last couple years had do few.


Well i was thinking of the Turkey and Iran crash in the last few days.


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posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 09:45 AM
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a reply to: burgerbuddy

Counting the Russian Air Force An-26, I think this makes 5 this year, three of which were commercial flights.

In 2016, counting aircraft with 9 or more passengers on board, there were 6 crashes. In 2017, using the same parameters, there were 4. Air travel accident rates have been very low the last few years, so having this many this early in the year seems like a lot more.
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posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 10:19 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: burgerbuddy

Counting the Russian Air Force An-26, I think this makes 5 this year, three of which were commercial flights.

In 2016, counting aircraft with 9 or more passengers on board, there were 6 crashes. In 2017, using the same parameters, there were 4. Air travel accident rates have been very low the last few years, so having this many this early in the year seems like a lot more.



Ya think?!

Lol, it's only March!





posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: burgerbuddy

And? We may go the rest of the year without another commercial crash. Three in the first three months is a bad start to the year, but it wouldn't be the first time a year got off to a bad start, and then went the rest of the year without another accident.



posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 12:59 PM
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Just before the crash the controller is heard telling the crew to turn on the ATC recordings. One survivor said just before impact the aircraft began to shudder, then there was a loud bang.

www.bbc.com...



posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 03:33 PM
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How sad. I took the same flight itinerary from Dhaka to Kathmandu in 2013. a reply to: Zaphod58



posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 04:17 PM
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Passengers on the plane included 13 medical students returning home after finals, and a group of travel agents, two of which received free tickets as a reward for the number of tickets they had sold.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 01:34 AM
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There was apparently a lot of confusion between the pilots and controllers. They were cleared to land on runway 02 (the airport has a single runway 02/20), which would have given them a 6 knot tailwind on landing. The pile says he wants to land on 20, and there is a lot of confusion as to whether they were using 02 or 20 from that point on.

www.flightglobal.com...



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