US-Bangla airline crashes at Kathmandu airport

ANI | Updated: Mar 12, 2018 15:20 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], Mar. 12 (ANI): A US-Bangla airline crash landed and caught fire in the Tribhuvan International Airport here on Monday.

According to The Himalayan Times, rescue operations have begun and passengers were being taken out from the burning plane.

Emergency respondents and ambulances were seen rushing to the site of the incident.

The plane was coming from Dhaka to Kathmandu. About 67 passengers were on board.

Many airline jets en route to Kathmandu are turning back, including jets from Oman Air, Qatar Airways and FlyDubai.

The Tribhuvan International Airport has been closed to all departures and arrivals.

More details are awaited. (ANI)