Kathmandu airport crash: At least 40 dead as US-Bangla plane veers off runway突发！一架载有71人的客机在尼泊尔坠毁，至少49人遇难！ 时间:2018-03-13 单词数:2060
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A plane carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed on landing at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport, killing 49 people, according to police.
Rescuers pulled bodies from the charred wreckage of the plane, operated by Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla, after a raging fire was put out.
Flight BS211 veered off the runway while landing on Monday afternoon.
One survivor who managed to break through a window says the aircraft gave a violent shake, followed by a bang.
Offering his condolences, Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli promised an immediate investigation.
Twenty-two people are being treated in hospital for injuries, police spokesperson Manoj Neupane told the BBC’s Nepali service.
He said eight people earlier reported to be missing are now presumed dead by the authorities.
The plane, which was flying from the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, was a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop and was 17 years old.
这架飞机从孟加拉国首都达卡起飞，为庞巴迪Dash 8 Q400涡轮螺旋桨飞机，已经使用17年。
The plane was carrying 67 passengers and four crew.
It is now known that 33 of the passengers were Nepalis, 32 were Bangladeshi, one was Chinese and one was from the Maldives.
Among the 22 people injured, some are in a critical condition.
The cause was not immediately clear.
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