Bangladesh aircraft, DHC-8-Q400 (S2-AGU), “became unstable” while descending, then crashed, an airport official said.
US-Bangla Airlines flight BS211, a DHC-8-Q400 (S2-AGU) crashed on landing at Kathmandu, Nepal.
At the time of the accident a thunderstorm was passing the airport with cumulonimbus clouds passing at 2500ft.
There were 67 passengers and 4 crew members on board.
CNN reports that at least 50 people were killed. Police say 21 survivors are hospitalized.
Weather at the time of the accident (14:20 LT / 08:35Z):
VNKT 120850Z 26007KT 140V300 7000 FEW015 FEW025CB SCT030 BKN100 21/10 Q1015 NOSIG CB TO SE AND S
VNKT 120820Z 28008KT 240V320 6000 TS FEW015 FEW025CB SCT030 22/11 Q1015 NOSIG CB TO SE S AND SW
Fifty people are feared killed after a Bangladeshi plane with 67 passengers on board crashed near Kathmandu airport on Monday as it was coming in to land, officials said, as firefighters battled to extinguish the burning wreckage and rescue passengers.
“31 died at the spot and nine died at two hospitals in Kathmandu,” police spokesman Manoj Neupane told news agency AFP, adding another 23 were injured.
“There were 67 passengers and 4 crew members” aboard the plane, said airport spokesman Prem Nath Thakur.