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Plane Crashes in China; 112 Aboard

May 7, 2002

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BEIJING (AP) _ A Chinese airliner with 112 people aboard crashed Tuesday night into the water off northeastern China after the captain reported a fire in the cabin, the official Xinhua News Agency said. It said six bodies were found and rescue efforts were under way.

Eight foreigners were reported aboard, including passengers from Japan and South Korea, Xinhua said.

``It is estimated that there is little possibility of any people surviving in the accident,″ Xinhua said.

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