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NEWS: China Plane Crashes Into Lake, Over 50 Feared Dead

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posted on Nov, 20 2004 @ 10:06 PM
A Canadian made CRJ200 jet has crashed into the frozen lake in Inner Mongolia just seconds after take off. All 53 passengers and 2 persons on the ground were killed. The cause of the crash is still under investigation and the flight data recorder has not been located, according to the state-run Xinhua News Agency.

BEIJING (Reuters) - A China Eastern plane carrying more than 50 passengers and crew crashed into a frozen lake seconds after takeoff in Inner Mongolia on Sunday and all were feared dead, state media said.
The plane had taken off from Baotou, nearly 360 miles west of Beijing, en route to Shanghai, Xinhua news agency said.

There are slim chances of survival for the 47 people aboard," it said, adding later that there were six crew and 47 or 48 passengers on board.

The 68-foot Bombardier CRJ200 was the world's first 50-seat commuter jet.

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The plane made by Bombardier had taken off from Bautou. The pilot reported a fire in the cabin.
Witnesses say the aircraft broke into flaming fragments, police and firefighters were breaking thorough the ice searching for bodies
more to follow

[edit on 11-21-2004 by Zion Mainframe]

CBC: Canadian-made plane crashes in China, 54 dead

[edit on 22/11/2004 by Sauron]

[edit on 11-23-2004 by Zion Mainframe]


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