Beijing, China (CNN) — Forty-three people died in a plane crash Tuesday night in northeast China, state-run media reported.
However, a number of people have been rescued from the wreckage at the Yichun airport, according to media reports. The China News Agency said 53 people had been rescued, quoting a Yichun city official.
There were 91 passengers, including five children, and five crew members on the flight, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency, which cited a source with the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
More than 500 rescuers were combing the site in chilly and foggy weather, according to media reports.
The Embraer 190 jet overshot the runway and caught fire when it was landing just after 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Yichun airport, state broadcaster CCTV said. Xinhua said firefighters were still battling the blaze 90 minutes later.
The Henan Airlines flight took off from Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province, on a short flight to Yichun City, 360 kilometers (225 miles) away near the Russian border, Xinhua said.
Heavy fog blanketed the Yichun airport at the time of the crash, according to Xinhua.