China: Passenger plane with 91 on board crashes; 42 dead

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August 24, 2010 22:16

 
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BEIJING – A Chinese passenger jet overshot a fog-shrouded runway in the country's northeast and burst into flames Tuesday, killing 42 people and injuring 49 others, state media said.

The Henan Airlines plane with 91 passengers and crew crashed in Heilongjiang province's Yichun city, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

China Central Television quoted Sun Bangnan, deputy director of the Heilonjiang Public Security Department, as saying that 42 bodies had been recovered and that 49 people were rescued and taken to local hosptials.

Wang Xuemei, vice mayor of Yichun, told CCTV that three of them were in critical condition but gave no details.

The plane, which Xinhua said was Brazilian-made Embraer E-190 jet, had taken off from Heilongjiang's capital of Harbin shortly before 9 p.m. (1300 GMT) and crashed in heavy fog during landing at the Lindu airport a little more than an hour later.

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