Friday, 14 December 2018 | 16:32 WIB

Plane Crash at Kathmandu Airport, 40 Killed

Plane crash in Kathmandu, Nepal.

NEPAL, NNC - A plane carrying 71 passengers and aerial crews crashed on landing at Kathmandu Nepal airport. A total of 40 people were reportedly killed in the accident.

Meanwhile, 17 people survived. Rescue teams also evacuated the bodies of victims from the wreckage operated by the Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla, after the fire was successfully extinguished.

The plane swerved from the runway on landing on Monday (3/12/2018) afternoon.

All flights in and out of Tribhuvan International Airport have been canceled, according to local media.

The aircraft was identified in local media as S2-AGU, Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop, but this has not been officially confirmed.

The plane landed at 14:20 local time (08:35 GMT), according to FlightRadar24 flight tracker site, reported the BBC.