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BEIJING (AP) _ A Chinese airliner with 112 passengers and crew aboard crashed Tuesday in a city in northeastern China, the official Xinhua News Agency said. It said rescue efforts were under way but gave no immediate information about any survivors.

The China Northern Airlines jet crashed in Dalian, a port city on the northeastern coast, 280 miles east of Beijing, Xinhua said. The agency's Chinese-language service said the plane disappeared over water.

The plane was carrying 103 passengers and nine crew from Beijing, the Chinese capital, to Dalian, Xinhua said. It took off at 8:37 p.m., and air traffic controllers lost contact with the flight less than an hour later, at 9.24 p.m., Xinhua said.

It said the plane went missing in the Yellow Sea some 12 miles from Dalian's airport.

The agency gave no other details.