40 injured in China plane crash

August 25th, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) More than 40 people were injured after a plane with 91 people on board overshot the runway while landing at an airport in northeast China late Tuesday, civil aviation authorities said.
The Henan Airlines aircraft crashed in Yichun City of Heilongjiang province at 9:36 p.m. There were 91 passengers, including five children, and five crew members, on board the plane which left the provincial capital Harbin at 8:51 p.m., officials with Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said.

The jet was engulfed in blaze after it crashed. A heavy fog blanketed the airport, Xinhua reported.

A team of CAAC officials and technicians are leaving for Yichun to participate in the rescue and investigation.

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