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Pilot jailed over deadly China crash

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Pilot jailed over deadly China crash
Pilot jailed over deadly China crash

19 December 2014: A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead.

The Henan Airlines flight, carrying 96 people, caught fire after overshooting the runway at Yichun airport.

Captain Qi Quanjun had broken rules by trying to land “when visibility at the airport was below safety standards”, state media reported, citing the court.

He did not properly evacuate passengers or help the injured, it added.

It was China’s worst air disaster in six years, after 55 people died when a China Eastern Airlines plane crashed in Inner Mongolia in 2004.

Source BBC News

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