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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Cargo Plane Crashes in Urumqi

BEIJING (Reuters) - A chartered cargo plane crashed on Tuesday in the airport in the capital of northwest China's Xinjiang region, but no details on damage were available, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Xinhua said the crash of the Russian-made Il-76 plane occurred at the international airport in Urumqi.


Yahoo! News - Cargo Plane Crashes in Northwest China-Xinhua

Update:

Later news item provides details as to the plane and death toll

An Azerbaijani cargo plane crashed into farmland two minutes after take-off from the capital of northwest China's Xinjiang region and the seven crew had zero chance of survival, Xinhua news agency said.