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IN PICS: Aftermath of China plane crash disaster

Wreckage of the Henan Airlines ERJ-190 lies in the city of Yichun.
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IN PICS: Aftermath of China plane crash disaster

A passenger aircraft operated by Henan Airlines has crashed in north-eastern China, with 96 people on board, including five children. The pilot – named Qi Quanjun, who survived the crash – was attempting to land in heavy fog, but overshot the runway, causing the Embraer E-190 aircraft to break into two pieces and catch fire. Reports suggest that 42 people were killed and a further 54 people were injured. Earlier indications stated 43 people had died, but officials have since explained that one body had been torn apart in the crash and miscounted as two.

THIS PHOTO: The wreckage of the Henan Airlines ERJ-190 jet tail-end, made by Brazilian company Embraer, lies in the northeast city of Yichun in remote Heilongjiang province on August 25, 2010. A Chinese airliner smashed into two pieces while trying to land in heavy fog, leaving at least 42 people dead but 54 survivors in the country's first major air disaster in nearly six years. (AFP/Getty Images)

THIS PHOTO: Chinese soldiers (C) watch over the wreckage of the Henan Airlines ERJ-190 jet made by Brazilian company Embraer in the northeast city of Yichun in remote Heilongjiang province on August 25, 2010. The Chinese airliner smashed into two pieces while trying to land in heavy fog, leaving at least 42 people dead but 54 survivors in the country's first major air disaster in nearly six years. (AFP/Getty Images)

THIS PHOTO: Bodies (R) of the victims recovered from the wreckage of the Henan Airlines ERJ-190 jet made by Brazilian company Embraer lie beside the wreckage in the northeast city of Yichun in remote Heilongjiang province on August 25, 2010. The Chinese airliner smashed into two pieces while trying to land in heavy fog, leaving at least 42 people dead but 54 survivors in the country's first major air disaster in nearly six years. (AFP/Getty Images)

THIS PHOTO: The wreckage of the Henan Airlines ERJ-190 jet made by Brazilian company Embraer which was carrying 96 people lies across the ground after it slammed into the ground on landing in the northeast city of Yichun in remote Heilongjiang province on August 25, 2010. A Chinese airliner smashed into two pieces while trying to land in heavy fog, leaving at least 42 people dead but 54 survivors in the country's first major air disaster in nearly six years. (AFP/Getty Images)

THIS PHOTO: The wreckage of the Henan Airlines ERJ-190 jet made by Brazilian company Embraer, which was carrying 96 people when it slammed into the ground on landing in the northeast city of Yichun in remote Heilongjiang province is spread across a field on August 25, 2010. The Chinese airliner smashed into two pieces while trying to land in heavy fog, leaving at least 42 people dead but 54 survivors in the country's first major air disaster in nearly six years. (AFP/Getty Images)

THIS PHOTO: The wreckage of the Henan Airlines ERJ-190 jet tail-end, made by Brazilian company Embraer, lies in the northeast city of Yichun in remote Heilongjiang province on August 25, 2010. A Chinese airliner smashed into two pieces while trying to land in heavy fog, leaving at least 42 people dead but 54 survivors in the country's first major air disaster in nearly six years. (AFP/Getty Images)

THIS PHOTO: The wreckage of the Henan Airlines ERJ-190 jet made by Brazilian company Embraer which was carrying 96 people is spread across the ground after it slammed into the ground on landing in the northeast city of Yichun in remote Heilongjiang province on August 25, 2010. The Chinese airliner smashed into two pieces while trying to land in heavy fog, leaving at least 42 people dead but 54 survivors in the country's first major air disaster in nearly six years. (AFP/Getty Images)

THIS PHOTO: The wreckage of the Henan Airlines ERJ-190 jet made by Brazilian company Embraer which was carrying 96 people lies across the ground after it slammed into the ground on landing in the northeast city of Yichun in remote Heilongjiang province on August 25, 2010. A Chinese airliner smashed into two pieces while trying to land in heavy fog, leaving at least 42 people dead but 54 survivors in the country's first major air disaster in nearly six years. (AFP/Getty Images)

THIS PHOTO: The tail-end wreckage of the Henan Airlines ERJ-190 jet made by Brazilian company Embraer which was carrying 96 people sits smoldering after it slammed into the ground on landing in the northeast city of Yichun in remote Heilongjiang province on August 25, 2010. The Chinese airliner smashed into two pieces while trying to land in heavy fog, leaving at least 42 people dead but 54 survivors in the country's first major air disaster in nearly six years. (AFP/Getty Images)

THIS PHOTO: Chinese firefighters search for victims in the wreckage of the Henan Airlines ERJ-190 jet made by Brazilian company Embraer which was carrying 96 people when it slammed into the ground on landing in the northeast city of Yichun in remote Heilongjiang province on August 25, 2010. The Chinese airliner smashed into two pieces while trying to land in heavy fog, leaving at least 42 people dead but 54 survivors in the country's first major air disaster in nearly six years. (AFP/Getty Images)

THIS PHOTO: One of the wheels of the wreckage of the Henan Airlines ERJ-190 jet made by Brazilian company Embraer, lies at the crash site in the northeast city of Yichun in remote Heilongjiang province on August 25, 2010. A Chinese airliner smashed into two pieces while trying to land in heavy fog, leaving at least 42 people dead but 54 survivors in the country's first major air disaster in nearly six years. (AFP/Getty Images)

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