The state-run Xinhua news agency says the plane overshot the runway and burst into flames while trying to land in the city of Yichun in remote Heilongjiang province, Xinhua said.
Forty nine people are in hospital, Xinhua said, most in a stable condition and three seriously injured. The agency did not mention any deaths.
The aircraft was operated by Henan Airlines, a carrier based in the northern province of the same name.
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