Chinese military plane crashes, 40 aboard
Updated: 2006-06-04 08:37
A Chinese military transport plane, carring 40 people crashed
during a mission in east China's Anhui Province Saturday afternoon, a
military source said.
A local official said at least five people were killed.
did not give any information about casualties, and said a work group from
Beijing has arrived at the scene to organize rescue operations.
The cause of the crash is being investigated.
An official at the Anhui provincial government office said the accident
occurred at about 4 p.m. (0800 GMT) in Yaocun, a village in Anhui's eastern
Guangde county, and that five bodies had been recovered.
refused to give his name.
Guangde, about 200 kilometers (125 miles)
southwest of Shanghai, encompasses a handful of low mountain villages famous for
producing bamboo furniture.