43 die in passenger plane crash in NE China: official   2010-08-25 02:31:33 FeedbackPrintRSS

HARBIN, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- The bodies of 43 passengers were recovered from the wreckage of a crashed passenger plane in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province late Tuesday, a local publicity official told Xinhua early Wednesday.

Another 53 injured passengers have been hospitalized, said Hua Jingwei, head of the publicity department of the Yichun city committee of the Communist Party of China.

The E-190 jet, manufactured by the Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer, crashed near the runaway of the airport of Yichun City at 9:36 p.m. Tuesday.

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