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|Friday, June 23, 2000, updated at 14:52(GMT+8)|
Air Crash Killing 42 in Central China's Wuhan
The accident occurred at about 15:00 PM, when the landing Y-7 passenger plane, B3479, from Enshi City, southwest of Hubei, to Wuhan, the provincial capital, was hit by thunders, exploded in the air, and crashed near Sitai Village of Yongfeng Township in Hanyang District, Wuhan, according to local sources.
Local people, led by city leaders, are busy with rescuing.
Investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.
According to the latest information, the black-box attached to the crashed aircraft has been recovered.
Meanwhile, four local people on the ground at the time the accident occurred are reported missing.
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