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Crashed aircraft in NE China identified

08-20-2010 09:56 BJT

BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- The plane that crashed in northeast China Tuesday was a military aircraft from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), sources with China's relevant government department said Thursday.

Investigations found that the crash was caused by mechanical failure, the sources said.

The plane, which crashed in Fushun County of Liaoning Province, lost its course because of mechanical failure and strayed into the Chinese territory.

China and the DPRK have reached consensus on coping with the aftermath. And the DPRK side has expressed regret to China for the accident, according to the sources.

The aircraft crashed into a civilian makeshift house on Tuesday, leaving no Chinese dead or injured. The pilot died on the spot.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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