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China plane 'overshot' runway before crash

At least 42 people have been killed after a passenger plane crash-landed in the north-eastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang, state media report.

The Henan Airlines aircraft, with 91 people on board, burst into flames after overshooting the runway at Yichun City's airport at 2136 (1336 GMT).

Police in Heilongjiang told Chinese state TV that three of the 49 survivors were in a critical condition.

Jane-Frances Kelly reports.

  • 24 Aug 2010