3 more plane crash survivors admitted at DMCH burn unit

Marco Green
March 17, 2018

A plane carrying 71 passengers crashed near Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal on Monday. I could hear some people saying Allah, Allah, ' he said. According to local reports, upon approach the plane veered off the runway and burst into flames. "My husband saved my life". Shorna Huggain, from Bangladesh, told the Associated Press how she became pinned to her seat following the crash before being rescued by her husband.

Authorities in Nepal are struggling to identify the survivors of a deadly plane crash earlier this week, with numerous injured badly burned, in critical condition and unable to speak, officials said Thursday.

Twenty-two people survived after the plane, carrying 67 passengers, crashed into a field near the terminal.

Another passenger, Nepalese travel entrepreneur Keshav Pandey, said he was lucky to survive with only injuries.

"After decoding the black box, we can say whether there was a technical glitch or human error behind the crash", he said.

Others who survived the crash now being treated at various hospitals across Kathmandu have described the ordeal.

They are being taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) from the airport, he added.

An investigation has been launched to determine what caused the crash, with officials in Kathmandu and the airline both blaming each other.

US-Bangla Airlines officials said they suspected that the Kathmandu air traffic control tower might have misled the pilots to land on the wrong runway.

He was traveling in a group of 14 travel operators in Nepal whom the airline had flown to Bangladesh for an award function.

Dhaka-based US-Bangla operates Boeing 737-800 and smaller Bombardier Dash 8 planes, including the Q400, the model that crashed.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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