Plane crashes onto football ground in Kathmandu (VIDEO)

Plane crashes onto football ground in Kathmandu (VIDEO)

A plane carrying 67 passengers and four crew has crashed on landing at Nepal's Kathmandu airport.

Police said at least 38 people had been killed and 23 injured, while 10 people were not accounted for, the Associated Press news agency reported.

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.

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

The flight landed at at 14:20 local time (08:35 GMT), according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24, BBC reported.

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


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