posted on Nov, 21 2004 @ 12:45 AM
Plane Crash in China Kills 53 People
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: November 20, 2004
Filed at 11:54 p.m. ET
BEIJING (AP) -- A small passenger plane carrying 53 people crashed Sunday in a northern China lake immediately after takeoff, and the government said
there were no survivors.
The plane crashed in Baotou, a city in the Inner Mongolia region, seconds after taking off at about 8:20 a.m., the official Xinhua News Agency said.
The China Eastern Airlines flight, which was heading to Shanghai, was carrying 47 passengers and six crew members, the agency said.
All were confirmed dead by government officials in Baotou, it said.