TOP 5 Horrible Aircraft Crashes in 2018: Deadly Nepal Plane Crash UPD, NYC Helicopter + 3 More (PHOTOS)

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Only two months passed since 2018 has started and there was already a number of horrible deadly aircrafts crashes that took lives of innocent tourists.

Nepal’s Kathmandu airport crash

A US-Bangla plane, a privately-owned Bangladeshi carrier, has crashed on landing at Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Monday, March 12.

A plane carried 71 passengers and crew. As for today, at least 49 people including all four crew members confirmed dead.

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Source: Getty Images

The airline’s chief executive officer, Imran Asif, appeared to blame air traffic controllers for the crash, saying they gave out the “wrong signals.” 

Raj Kumar Chhetri, the General Manager for Tribhuvan International Airport, denied a lack of competence on Nepal’s side, telling CNN: “We strictly condemn the comments from the Bangladeshi authorities that Nepal’s airport control gave wrong signals.”
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Source: AP Photo/Niranjan Shreshta
The plane was cleared to land from the southern side of the runway but instead landed from the northern side, he said.

Witnesses have posted images of smoke rising into the air from the runway.

 Helicopter crash in New York’s East River

Five people died after a helicopter went down in the East River near Manhattan, New York on Sunday evening, March 11.

According to an NYPD spokesperson, all five passengers of the helicopter were killed. Only the pilot survived.

taken by a bystander and posted on Twitter shows the helicopter, a private charter hired for a photo shoot, land hard in the water and then capsize, its rotors slapping at the water.

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Turkish plane crash

Turkish private jet that crashed in an Iranian mountain range on its way from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul, killing all 11 people on board on Sunday, March 11.

The private plane carried three crew members and eight passengers – Turkish bride-to-be and her bachelorette party.  

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Source: Instagram

Grand Canyon helicopter crash

The three British tourists killed when a sightseeing helicopter crashed into jagged rocks in the Grand Canyon February 10.

The group had been celebrating a birthday and were traveling aboard a Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters aircraft near Quartermaster Canyon at the famous national park in Arizona.

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Source: AP

Costa Rica plane crash

Twelve people have been killed in a plane crash in western Costa Rica. Ten of the victims were US citizens, along with the Costa Rican pilot and co-pilot.

Local media said five victims came from a single family.

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Source: PUBLIC SECURITY MINISTRY

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