China passenger plane crashes - 91 on board


#1

Story just developing.

A Henan Airlines ERJ-190 with at least 91 on board has crashed in north eastern China. No word yet on casualties.

bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11076816

**UPDATE #1: ** Aircraft overshot runway on landing and caught fire. Reports that 48 people have been rescued.


#2

As really wrong and morbid as it sounds, and not to take anything away from any loss of life, I hope that this was due to some pilot error.

I say this because I think the EJets series is a phenomenal series of aircraft, and this happens to be the first major (read: casualty) incident of not only the E190, but that entire series. I hope it was some sort of weather related or pilot error, otherwise what happened here may affect the entire series of EJets.

BL.


#3

most of the time it is pilot error.


#4

Unconfirmed reports said Yichun City’s Lindu airport had been shrouded in heavy fog at the time of the crash.