China has ordered nationwide checks of its aviation fleet of 1,300 aircraft in the wake of the Henan Airlines disaster. CAAC Vice Director, Li Jian, said: "The probe involves every aspect of the jet – its manufacturer, operator, pilot, crew, maintenance record as well as the air traffic management and airport authorities" (Xinhua/Shanghai Daily, 28-Aug-2010). Separately, China's State Council has established a special taskforce involving six central government agencies to investigate the crash (Xinhua, 28-Aug-2010). The investigation team consists of officials from State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS), Ministry of Supervision, CAAC, All-China Federation of Trade Unions, Ministry of Public Security, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission and the Provincial Government of Heilongjiang.
30-Aug-2010 9:48 AM