China Yunnan Airlines Canadair CRJ-200LR plane crash
The plane, which had been scheduled to fly from Baotou to China's eastern metropolis of Shanghai, crashed into a frozen lake in Baotou's Nanhai Park just after take-off.
Witnesses said the plane plummeted from the sky with thick black smoke coming from its tail section. The plane seemed to stall for a few seconds and dropped to the lake with an explosion. It has probably suffered a sort of technical failure.