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US-Bangla crash survivor: Plane shook violently on landing

Update : 13 Mar 2018, 01:07 AM
A survivor from Monday’s US-Bangla aircraft crash has described how the plane  “shook violently” moments before it crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, killing at least 50 of the 71 passengers and crew. Nepali citizen Basanta Bhora, an employee of Raswita International Travel and Tours, told the Kathmandu Post that several Nepalis from various travel agencies were returning from a training session in Bangladesh when disaster struck. “The takeoff was normal in Dhaka, but when the plane was about to land in Kathmandu it began to behave strangely,” he said. Bhora said the Bombardier Q400 series aircraft “shook violently with a loud bang”, but that since he was seated near the window, he was able to break out of the burning wreckage before being helped to safety. Bhora sustained head and leg injuries and was taken to Thapathali-based Norvic International Hospital for treatment, the Kathmandu Post reported. He has no recollection of what happened after he got out of the plane.
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