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Bangla plane catches fire at Nepal airport, passengers safe

PTI | Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 19:28

Kathmandu: All passengers on board a Bangladeshi aircraft escaped unhurt today when the plane caught fire while landing at the airport in the Nepalese capital.

The aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines caught fire during landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). The fire was immediately controlled while all the passengers on board were rescued safely.

The aircraft`s rear right tyre had caught fire while landing at TIA, Ekantipur news portal reported.

The number of passengers on board was not known.

"Smoke was seen because of high pressure while landing," said Birendra Sansar Shrestha, spokesperson at the TIA.

Following the fire, the return flight of the airlines has been canceled.

The flight will resume after a team of technicians from Bangladesh arrive tomorrow and study the condition of the aircraft.

First Published: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 19:28
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