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Wednesday, 8 May, 2002, 06:01 GMT 07:01 UK
In Pictures: Chinese air crash
A China Northern Airlines plane carrying 112 people has crashed into the sea near Dalian in north-east China.

The official Xinhua News Agency said more than 60 bodies had been found and there was little hope of finding any survivors.

Rescuers search Dalian Bay near Dalian, China
Boats of all sizes were quick to scour the site

A rescue ship unloads a body of a passenger from the China Northern Airlines MD-82 plane
The grim task of recovering bodies went on all night

Wreckage from the Chinese airliner
By dawn the accident's impact was clear

Friends and family members gathered at Dalian airport
Relatives could do little more than wait

News of the crash moved this woman in Beijing airport to tears
Many of the victims were returning from family visits

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The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Beijing
"The rescue workers are saying they have recovered sixty bodies"
See also:

15 Apr 02 | World
Air disaster timeline
08 Mar 02 | Country profiles
Country profile: China
09 May 02 | Asia-Pacific
Chinese plane crashes in S Korea
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