Reported by Bloomberg on 8 Sep 2010

A Henan Airlines plane crashed in Yichun, northeast China, on Aug. 24, killing at least 42 of the 96 people on board, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. The airline is an affiliate of Air China Ltd., the world’s largest carrier by market value.

Chinese authorities conducted an investigation after a plane crash last month and found more than 200 commercial pilots lied about their qualifications and flying records, said Sept. 6, citing an unidentified official at the regulator. At least half the pilots worked for Shenzhen Airlines, the parent company of Henan Airlines, the news portal said.

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