Large plume of smoke seen after Bangladeshi passenger plane crashes in Nepal

A Nepalese airport official said Monday that a passenger plane crashed as it landed at Kathmandu airport, prompting a massive emergency response.

It wasn’t immediately clear if there were fatalities. Clouds of thick smoke could be seen rising from the Bangladeshi plane, which was on a field at the edge of the airport.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of airport policy, said the flight was arriving from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A spokesman from Tribhuvan International Airport told The Independent that it appeared the plane careened off the runway while landing. It crashed onto a nearby football field, the report said.

The plane could reportedly hold up to 78 passengers. No other details were immediately available.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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