Nepal Plane Crash: US-Bangla Airlines Flight Death Toll

Update: 10:50 a.m. EDT—Reports cite "pilot error" in the crash.

A US-Bangla Airlines flight left at least 38 dead after the plane crash-landed and caught fire on the Kathmandu airport runway in Nepal on Monday.

At least 23 others were injured and 10 are unaccounted for as the twin-propeller Bombardier Dash 8 overshot its landing and swerved repeatedly at Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport, according to an Associated Press report.  

The plane, which departed from Dhaka, Bangladesh, was carrying 67 passengers—32 from Bangladesh, 33 from Nepal and one from China and then the Maldives—a spokesman for Dhaka-based US-Bangla Airlines told the AP. There were four crew members onboard.

"The plane had permission to land from the southern side of the runway but they instead landed from the northern side," Raj Kumar Chhetri, general manager of Tribhuvan International Airport, told CNN.

"Authorities do not know why they did not land from the southern side," Chhetri said. 

As people remain unaccounted for, social media is being used to track and find those missing.

Following the crash, the airport has closed arrivals and departures as dozens of firefighters, rescue workers and army personnel were at the scene.

US-Bangla Airlines is a privately owned Bangladeshi airline headquartered in Dhaka and based at Shahjalal International Airport. It has been operating since 2014.

This story has been updated with social media posts by individuals looking for passengers who were on the plane.

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