Plane crashes in Nepal

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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.

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A res­cue worker looks through wreck­age near the in­ter­na­tional air­port in Kath­mandu on Mon­day.

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