Vehicle Accident in China on July 20 2016 07:52 AM (UTC).
A seaplane crashed into a bridge in a test flight in Shanghai's Jinshan District today. The 9-seat Cessna 208B propeller seaplane with Joy General Aviation of neighboring Zhoushan Archipelago crashed into the No. 7835 Bridge along the Shanghai-Hangzhou Expressway at 12:15pm, 10 minutes after it took off from the Jinshan City Beach for its trial flight. Eight passengers, including a reporter and a cameraman with Shanghai Television to report the new flight opening, along with the captain and deputy pilot, were onboard the plane. The captain and four passengers were sent to the Jinshan Hospital after being salvaged from the Hangzhou Bay, while rescues are still trying to locate and save the others. The captain is 63 years old with over 40 years of flying experiences. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. The seaplane that costs about 30 million yuan is scheduled to operate a new shuttle flight route between Zhoushan and the city's Jinshan District.