An airliner with 71 people on board has crashed while attempting to land in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, killing at least 50. US-Bangla Airlines Flight 211 took off from the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka and crash-landed on Monday afternoon local time after around an hour and a half in the air. Data from tracking website Flight Radar 24 showed the 17-year-old plane descended to an altitude of 4,400 feet on approach to its landing, but then ascended to 6,600 and crashed two minutes later. Survivor Basanta Bohora told the Kathmandu Post: “All of a sudden the plane shook violently and there was a loud bang afterward,” adding: “I was seated near the window and was able to break out of the window.” Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli promised an immediate investigation.
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