Plane crash: It’s a miracle we’re alive – Survivors

Plane crash: It’s a miracle we’re alive – Survivors
Nepali rescue workers gather around the debris of an airplane that crashed near the international airport in Kathmandu on March 12, 2018. At least 40 people were killed and 23 injured when a Bangladeshi passenger plane crashed near Kathmandu airport March 12, an official said. "Thirty-one people died at the spot and nine died at two hospitals in Kathmandu," police spokesman Manoj Neupane told AFP, adding another 23 were injured. There were 67 passengers and four crew on board the US-Bangla Airlines plane from Dhaka. / AFP PHOTO / Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Survivors of a plane crash at Nepal’s main airport say it’s a miracle they survived an accident that killed 49 out of the 71 people on board.

Shorna Huggain of Bangladesh, a passenger on the US-Bangla Airlines flight when it crashedMonday while attempting to land at Kathmandu’s airport, said from her hospital bed Wednesday that she thought she was going to die.

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Another passenger, Nepalese travel entrepreneur Keshav Pandey, said it was miracle that he survived with only injuries.

Both recalled the flight being mostly smooth all the way from Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, to Kathmandu, but said that before the crash, the aircraft violently shook, tilting toward the left and hitting the ground with a huge sound.

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