Casualties reported as seaplane crashes into bridge during test flight in Jinshan

Baku, July 20, AZERTAC

A seaplane crashed into a bridge in a test flight in Shanghai’s Jinshan District today, according to Shanghai Daily.

The 9-seat Cessna 208B propeller seaplane with Joy General Aviation of neighboring Zhoushan Archipelago crashed into the No. 7835 Bridge along the Shanghai-Hangzhou Expressway at 12:15pm, 10 minutes after it took off from the Jinshan City Beach for its trial flight.

Eight passengers, including a reporter and a cameraman with Shanghai Television to report the new flight opening, along with the captain and deputy pilot, were onboard the plane. The captain and four passengers were sent to the Jinshan Hospital after being salvaged from the Hangzhou Bay, while rescues are still trying to locate and save the others.

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