Those injured in the incident have been sent to hospitals for treatment. The final death toll appears to be uncertain so far. "We're now concentrating on evacuating the passengers", he added. The bodies of ONGC deputy general managers Pankaj Garg and V K Bindu Lal Babu were recovered near the debris of the chopper and identified by afternoon.
Mehedi hails from Gazipur and Swarna is his wife.
The Maldivian national is Rizana Abdulla while the Chinese is Zhang Ming.
Today, it serves 15 destinations with seven aircraft.
A plane has crashed with 67 people and four crew members after catching fire while trying to land.
The Bombardier Dash Q-400 aircraft, with 71 people onboard, crashed while landing.
He said that 17 people on board had been rescued.
Officials at Kathmandu Medical College, the closest hospital to the airport, said they were treating 16 survivors.
While the exact number of fatalities is not out yet, media reports suggest that 50 people have lost their lives in the tragic accident.
The plane landed at 14:20 local time (08:35 GMT), according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24. Smoke could be seen rising from the airport.
Just before landing the pilot asks "Are we cleared to land?"
The aircraft operated by US-Bangla Biman reportedly caught fire after skidding off the runway and crashing into a football field, according to an airport spokesperson.
"However, this is a matter of justification and investigation".
US-Bangla Airlines told Reuters it had no immediate comment. Witnesses said the plane crashed when trying to take a sharp turn.
The aircraft narrowly went past a Thai Airways aircraft parked on the runway, he said. The flight was traveling from Dhaka in Bangladesh to Khatmandu in Nepal. Al alamul Emam (Consular +9779810100401) and Asit Baran Sarker (+9779861467422).
Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli visited the crash site and ordered an inquiry.
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