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At least 49 killed after passenger jet catches fire after landing

At least 49 killed after passenger jet catches fire after landing

World
A passenger jet attempting to land at Kathmandu International Airport in Nepal skidded off a runway, crashed and burst into flames, killing at least 49 people, authorities in Nepal told ABC News. Twenty-two others were injured in the crash, and some were in critical condition, Nepalese police spokesman Manoj Neupan told ABC News. All of the survivors sustained injuries, the airport's general manager, Raj Chettri, said. US-Bangla Airlines flight 211 was en route from Dhaka, Bangladesh, and arrived around 2:20 p.m. local time. The Canadian-made Bombardier, a Dash 8 Q400 that seats 78 people, made an "unbalanced" landing, according to Chettri. It took around 25 minutes to extinguish a fire that engulfed the plane, Sanjiv Gaudam, the director general of Nepal's civil aviation agency said. ...
Fishing crew catches 926-pound shark off New Jersey coast

Fishing crew catches 926-pound shark off New Jersey coast

Technology
A fishing crew has reeled in a 926-pound Mako shark, and New Jersey officials say it's the biggest shark catch in the state's history. The boat's crew was fishing about 100 miles off the coast in an area known as Hudson Canyon on Saturday. The shark was weighed and displayed in Brielle later that day. Kevin Gerrity, captain of the boat, says they didn't think they could manage to catch the shark. It took over two hours to pull it aboard. The New Jersey Division Fish and Wildlife says the previous record weight for a shark caught was an 880-pound tiger shark caught off Cape May in 1988. The Hudson Canyon is populated by a number of large fish, and has produced multiple record setting fish catches.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Technology