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AAIC Nepal: US-Bangla Dash 8 in Kathmandu crash touched down long, went off the side of the runway
15 April 2018

A preliminary report by the Aircraft Accidents Investigation Commission of Nepal detailed the accident sequence of the US-Bangla Dash 8 that crashed at Kathmandu.

US-Bangla Airlines flight BS211, a DHC-8-Q400 (S2-AGU), crashed after landing at Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport, Nepal on March 12, 2018. The AAIC report does not detail the details preceding the accident. The flight was cleared for an approach to runway 02 but the aircraft failed to land and instead continued on runway heading, performing an orbit and requesting an approach and landing on runway 20.

The preliminary report starts by saying that “the aircraft touched down at about 1700 meters down the threshold and on the left portion of centerline of Runway 20.” The aircraft then went off the left side of the runway, ran through the inner perimeter fence of the airport area, moved down along rough downslope and finally stopped at about 442 meters from its initial touch down point. At this point, the aircraft caught fire and was completely destroyed.
A fire erupted. A total of 22 passengers initially survived the accident. Two later died of their injuries.

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