Kathmandu Plane Crash: Mamata Banerjee’s Condolences Tweet

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Kolkata: A plane carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed on landing at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport, killing at least 38 people. At least 17 survived.

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.

“Saddened at the airplane tragedy. My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. In this difficult time our thoughts and prayers are with the leadership and the people of both Bangladesh and Nepal”, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Tweeted.

All flights in and out of Tribhuvan International Airport have been cancelled, according to local media.The plane was identified in local media as S2-AGU, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop, but this has not been officially confirmed.