1 dead, 1 missing after light plane falls in south China

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A small amphibious plane of an aerotour company plunged into a reservoir during training in south China's Hainan Province, leaving one pilot dead and another missing.
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A small amphibious plane of an aerotour company plunged into a reservoir during training in south China's Hainan Province, leaving one pilot dead and another missing, local authorities said on Thursday.

The accident happened in Wanning City at 4:28pm on Wednesday. The plane belongs to Meiya Air. Both pilots on board were company employees.

Rescuers organized by the city government rushed to the site. One person was removed from the water at 5:58pm on Wednesday, but was confirmed dead by rescuers.

Rescuers are still searching for the other. The cause of the accident is under investigation.


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