Bangladeshi passenger plane crashes on football pitch near Kathmandu airport

A Bangladeshi plane with 71 people on board crashed near Kathmandu airport on Monday as it was coming in to land, officials said. Firefighters battled to extinguish the burning wreckage and rescue passengers.
At least 27 people were killed, according to an official.
Plumes of black smoke could be seen rising from the football pitch where the plane crashed, to the east of the runway at Nepal’s only international airport, in the capital Kathmandu. “There were 67 passengers and 4 crew…