Plane crashes in Nepal
A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, killing at least 50 people, officials and witnesses said. A top airport official said the pilot of Us-bangla Airlines flight Bs211 did not follow landing instructions and approached the airport’s one runway from the wrong direction. But a recording of the conversations between the pilot and air traffic controllers indicated confusion over which direction the plane should land.
A rescue worker looks through wreckage near the international airport in Kathmandu on Monday.