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Chinese air crash victims to receive compensation

State media has revealed relatives of victims of a passenger jet crash that killed 42 people in northeastern China will receive compensation.

world Updated: Aug 31, 2010 14:41 IST

State media has revealed relatives of victims of a passenger jet crash that killed 42 people in northeastern China will receive compensation.

The official Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday that Henan Airlines will give about $140,000 in compensation to each victim's family. The plane crashed Aug. 24 near Yichun city in Heilongjiang province. Fifty-four people survived.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. A preliminary investigation has suggested that the plane missed the runway. Survivors described scenes of horror and their escapes through flames in the country's worst air disaster accident in nearly six years.