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Dozens killed after plane crashes in north-east China

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-08-25

A Henan Airlines passenger plane with at least 90 people on board overshot the runway while landing in China's north-east on Tuesday, killing at least 43, according to the state news agency.

AFP - A Chinese passenger plane overshot a runway and burst into flames while attempting to land on Tuesday in China's northeast, killing 43 people on board, state media reported.
The plane crashed while trying to touch down in the city of Yichun in remote Heilongjiang province, Xinhua said.
Hua Jingwei, an Communist Party official in Yichun, told Xinhua that 43 bodies had been recovered from the wreckage and 53 survivors taken to hospital for treatment.
The plane had 91 passengers, including five children, and five crew on board, Xinhua said, citing a source at the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
The aircraft was an E-190 jet, a passenger aircraft manufactured by Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer, operated by Henan Airlines, a carrier based in the northern Chinese province of the same name.
The crash occurred shortly after 9:30 pm (1330 GMT) near Yichun's Lindu airport, less than an hour after the plane took off from Harbin, the provincial capital, Xinhua said.
A vice mayor of Yichun told media that most of those taken to hospital did not have life-threatening injuries, Xinhua said.
A 20-strong group of CAAC technicians and officials was sent to the crash site and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang is to lead a team of transport, safety and security officials to deal with the aftermath, Xinhua said.
Yichun is about 150 kilometres (93 miles) from China's northern border with Russia.

Date created : 2010-08-24