]>> Rescue teams in Nepal sift through the wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed while landing in Kathmandu on Monday. 71 people, including 4 crew, were on board. Officials say 17 of them have been rescued. Images uploaded on social media showed plumes of smoke rising from the airport as firefighters raced to put out the blaze.
The aircraft, operated by US-Bangla Airlines, was flying from the Bangladeshi capital, Dakar. The carrier launched in 2014 and operates Bombardier and Boeing aircraft. Mountainous Nepal is notorious for air accidents and small aircraft often run into trouble at provincial air strips. A Thai Airways flight crashed while trying to land in the capital in 1992, killing all on board.