China's civil aviation authority has identified the Embraer 190 twin-jet which crashed at Yichun, confirming the operator as Henan Airlines, formerly Kunpeng Airlines.

It says the aircraft is registered B-3130. Flightglobal's ACAS database last listed the jet as a two-year old airframe, leased from RBS Aviation Capital.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China confirms that the aircraft had been operating as flight VD8387 between Harbin and Yichun, adding that the jet departed Harbin at 20:51.

It adds that it has despatched a team of investigators to the scene of the accident. The CAAC states that 91 passengers were on board. There are initial reports of survivors.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news