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At least 38 people reported dead in Nepal airplane crash

A US-Bangla Airlines flight from Dhaka, Bangladesh, crashed while landing in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday, with 67 passengers and four crew on board. An airport official said 17 people were rescued from the burning plane, while a Nepali police official told The Associated Press that 38 people were killed and 10 people remained unaccounted for. The twin-propeller Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft swerved several times before crashing near the runway and bursting into flames.

"It was flying so low I thought it was going to run into the mountains," Amanda Summers, an American who watched the crash, told AP. "All of a sudden there was a blast and then another blast." The airline, which launched in 2014, is part of US-Bangla Group, a joint U.S.-Bangladeshi venture. Crashes are not uncommon in mountainous Kathmandu.