US-Bengla Plane Crash (3/12/18)

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  1. DeathHand

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    US-Bengla Passenger Plane Crashes on Runway ~ 50+ Dead

    Kathmandu, Nepal, March 12, 2018.

    There were 71 people on board the US-Bangla Airlines plane arriving from Dhaka when it clipped the fence at Kathmandu and burst into flames, said Raj Kumar Chettri, the general manager of the hill-ringed airport.

    Those aboard included 33 Nepali passengers, with 32 from Bangladesh, one from China and one from the Maldives.

    "All of a sudden the plane shook violently and there was a loud bang," one of the survivors, Basanta Bohora, told the Kathmandu Post daily. "I was seated near a window and was able to break out of the window."

    "We have recovered 50 dead bodies so far," said army spokesman Gokul Bhandari. Although several people had been rescued from the burning wreckage of the Bombardier Q400 series aircraft, nine people were still unaccounted for, he added.

    Chettri said that moments after the plane received permission to land, the pilot said he wanted to go in a northern direction. Asked by the control tower if there was a problem, he replied in the negative.

    The plane was then seen making two rounds in a northeast direction, Chettri said. Traffic controllers again asked the pilot if things were OK, and he replied, "Yes".

    The tower then told the pilot his alignment was not correct, but there was no reply, Chettri added.

    "The plane should have come from the right direction," Chettri said, adding that it hit the airport fence, touched the ground and then caught fire.

    It was not immediately clear if the pilot had issued a "Mayday" call, or distress signal.

    Many of the bodies that lay on the tarmac, covered with cloth, were charred, witnesses said. Thick plumes of smoke could be seen from the aircraft at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

    Data from tracking website Flightradar24.com showed the aircraft was 17 years old. The aircraft descended to an airport altitude of 4,400 feet and then ascended up to 6,600 feet before crashing about two minutes later, the website said.

    The US-Bangla Airlines plane was a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400.

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  2. Ouroboros

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    Damn..All these planes crashing..Ill try flapping my arms..
     
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