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Jet at Kathmandu airport catches fire after landing

iStock/Thinkstock(KATHMANDU, Nepal) -- A passenger jet attempting to land at Kathmandu International Airport in Nepal skidded off a runway, crashed and burst into flames, an airport official told ABC News.

Of an estimated 67 passengers on board, only 17 have been rescued so far, the official said. The rescue is ongoing.

The plane was en route from Dhaka and arrived around 2:20 p.m. local time.

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