Five Killed In China Seaplane Crash

At least five people have been killed, after the seaplane they were travelling in crashed into a bridge, in the Chinese city of Shanghai.

Five people died on Wednesday when a seaplane they were travelling in crashed into a bridge in Shanghai on its maiden flight to an offshore island, the government said.

The Cessna 208, operated by AVIC Joy General Aviation, was carrying 10 people from Shanghai’s Jinshan district to Zhoushan, an island in the eastern province of Zhejiang, the district government said in a statement.

One survivor is seriously hurt and is undergoing surgery, while four others sustained lighter injuries, the government said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, it added.

Xinhua news agency said the airline is the first seaplane operator in eastern China approved to carry passengers.

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