The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again later

World Kathmandu survivors describe crash chaos

05:31  13 march  2018
05:31  13 march  2018 Source:   bbc.com

Newlywed's parents sue over Grand Canyon helicopter crash that killed 5

  Newlywed's parents sue over Grand Canyon helicopter crash that killed 5 A lawsuit has been filed by the parents of one of the victims in last month's tragic crash of a Grand Canyon sightseeing helicopter. The lawsuit, the first filed since the Feb. 10 crash, accuses the helicopter’s operator and manufacturer of negligence in the death of Jonathan Utall, 31, of England. It was filed Friday in Las Vegas.The crash also killed Udall’s wife Ellie Milward and three British friends. Udall and Milward were on their honeymoon. The pilot and a sixth passenger, another British friend, were critically injured.

Basanta Bohora, who escaped the plane, sleeps in a hospital bed as family look on: Basanta Bohora, who escaped the plane, is recovering in hospital © EPA Basanta Bohora, who escaped the plane, is recovering in hospital

Survivors and witnesses of plane crash in Kathmandu, Nepal have described scenes of chaos when the aircraft went down, killing at least 49 people.

The flight, carrying 71 passengers and crew, crashed on Monday while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Survivors said they heard a loud bang and that the plane shock violently. Witnesses described chaos at the scene with people crying inside the aircraft.

The cause of the crash remains unclear, and an investigation is under way.

It is the worst aviation disaster to hit Nepal in many years.

Nashville musician charged in connection with fatal crash

  Nashville musician charged in connection with fatal crash A Nashville musician was arrested Wednesday in connection with an October crash that killed a taxi driver in the Tennessee capital, police said. Dallas Wayne Hendrix, 30, faces multiple charges, including vehicular homicide by recklessness, reckless endangerment by a motor vehicle and aggravated assault, the Tennessean reported.NashVegas Cab driver Hizkias Woldegabrie, 55, was stopped at a traffic light in Nashville on Oct. 11 when Hendrix drove his Ford van into the cab, Metro Nashville Police said, according to Nashville's FOX 17.

"All of a sudden the plane shook violently and there was a loud bang," one of the survivors, Basanta Bohora, told reporters from his hospital bed. "I was seated near a window and was able to break out."

"The plane was going up down, right and left, up down. So I thought that was some air traffic only," Sanam Shakya, another one of the 22 survivors, told AFP.

"But I came to know that the aircraft had a problem only when it forcibly landed."

Shradha Giri, who on board a plane on a nearby runway with her daughter, told the BBC: "There was a lot of chaos out there, lot of security personnel running towards it, a lot of ambulances and fire trucks approaching the site where it had crashed."

"It was traumatising just to be with my little girl out there and yeah, everybody was shaken up because just something like that to happen in front of your eyes."

At least 27 killed in Kathmandu plane crash: official

  At least 27 killed in Kathmandu plane crash: official A Bangladeshi plane with 67 passengers on board crashed near Kathmandu airport Monday as it was coming in to land, officials said, as firefighters battled to extinguish the burning wreckage and rescue passengers. Plumes of black smoke could be seen rising from the football pitch where the plane crashed, to the east of the runway at Nepal's only international airport, in the capital Kathmandu."There were 67 passengers and 4 crew members" aboard the plane, said airport spokesman Prem Nath Thakur."So far 20 injured have been taken to the hospital. Police and army are trying to cut apart the plane to rescue others," he added.

"The aircraft was burning," photojournalist Saroj Basnet told the BBC. "I was there around 15 minutes after the crash and the people were crying inside the aircraft." 

It is still not clear what caused the crash. While the airline blames air traffic control, the airport says the plane landed from the wrong direction.

A recording of the conversation between the pilot and air traffic control minutes before the crash suggests some misunderstanding over which end of the sole runway the plane was cleared to land on.

A dangerous airport

A Retired Air Force Air commodore in Bangladesh, Iqbal Hossain, described to the BBC the challenges for pilots landing at Kathmandu.

"There is a mountain right behind the end of the runway.

"Every aircraft - while landing - has to maintain clearance from the mountain, and as soon as the pilot passes the mountain he has to do a very quick descent."

"There is some plain land on the left side of the runway but on the right side there is a deep gorge, so if the plane skids off the runway then it will fall into the gorge. It is among the 10 most dangerous airports in the world."

There have been many aviation incidents in Nepal.

Monday's crash was the deadliest since a Pakistan International Airlines plane crashed in 1992, killing all 167 on board.

Witnesses describe hearing victims trapped in Miami bridge collapse .
<p>Rescue workers are searching for survivors of a catastrophic bridge collapse in Miami. A number of people were killed, and 10 people are in the hospital, with two in very critical condition.</p>The harrowing collapse happened shortly before 2 p.m.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!