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Thursday, September 07, 2006

China punishes military officers for plane crash

BEIJING, Sept 7 (Reuters) - China has punished nearly a dozen military officers in connection with a plane crash in June that killed all 40 people on board, state media reported on Thursday, citing the Central Military Commission.

Three senior military officers, including the deputy commander of the Nanjing Military Region, Jiang Jianzeng, were given demerit points, a penalty considered a disgrace that damages prospects for promotion.

Another was sacked and one demoted, the official Xinhua news agency said, adding the cause of the crash of the military transport plane in the eastern province of Anhui was a loss of control due to components of the plane being frozen.

In a sign of growing accountability, several military officials were also punished for negligence after 48 people were killed and another 60 injured in flash floods which washed away a barracks in July.

The deputy head of the military corps was sacked and was being investigated by military prosecutors, Xinhua said. The head of the corps was demoted and another five received demerit points or warnings.
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