Initial reports suggest that there are 49 survivors from a landing accident, at Yichun in China, involving a Henan Airlines Embraer 190.

China's civil aviation authority has identified the Embraer 190, 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 and five crew members were on board. There are initial reports of more than 40 survivors.

China's state news agency says that the aircraft departed the runway during the landing and caught fire.

Yichun is in Heilongjiang province, in the northeast of China. Henan Airlines has a fleet of five Embraer 190s.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news