Henan Airlines Flight 8387 Crash

Rescuers saved 48 of 91 people aboard a Henan Airlines plane that overshot a runway and burst into flames Tuesday in the northeast Chinese city of Yichun, according to an Associated Press report that cited Chinese state television.

The status of the other passengers was unknown.

The Henan Airlines aircraft, with 91 people on board, burst into flames after overshooting the runway at Yichun City's airport at 2136 (1336 GMT).

Police in Heilongjiang told Chinese state TV that three of the 49 survivors were in a critical condition.

The Embraer ERJ-190 had taken off from the provincial capital Harbin at 2051.

Among those on board were five crew members and five children, officials from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) told the Xinhua news agency.

Forty-two people were killed and 54 others were injured Tuesday night when a Chinese jet crashed and burst into flames while trying to land on a fog-shrouded runaway in northeastern China, state media reported.

A local official told the Xinhua news agency that the Henan Airlines plane split into two pieces, throwing some passengers out of the cabin, before it crashed outside Yichun, a city of about one million people in Heilongjiang Province.