“We are trying to bring the fire under control. Details are awaited,” Tribhuvan International Airport spokesperson said, adding that the airport had been shut down and all other flights diverted. “We’re now concentrating on evacuating the passengers.” Television images showed smoke rising from the crash site.
Smoke rises from the debris of the US-Bangla Airlines passenger plane which crashed at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport.
The state of the other people on the flight from the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, operated by US-Bangla Airlines, was not clear, airport spokesman Birendra Prasad Shrestha said.