A Bangladeshi passenger plane crashed in Nepal's capital Kathmandu, 48 people lost their lives.

Flight BS 211, which belongs to US-Bangla Airlines, a privately owned Bangladeshi carrier, was flying from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

At least 49 people were killed when a plane approached the runway from the wrong direction, crashed and burst into flames in a football field near the airport while landing at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Airport in Nepal on Monday.

There were 71 passengers on the plane including the crewmembers, said Kamrul Islam, the head of public relations for US-Bangla.

Eyewitnesses noted that the plane suddenly lost altitude and changed its direction.

In Nepal, an aeronautical accident took place in 2016. All 23 passengers on the board lost their lives after the plane crashed in a mountainous area. (ILKHA)

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