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UPDATED: 07:44, September 08, 2006
High-ranking military officers harshly penalized for plane crash, flood disaster
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A high-ranking officer of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been dismissed and ten others have received harsh penalties over the crash of a military aircraft in June that killed all 40 people on board, the Central Military Commission (CMC) reported.

A further seven officers were punished in connection with a flood that swamped a military barracks in July, killing 48 people and injuring 60.

The plane crash in east China's Anhui Province on June 3 was found to be caused by icing after flying through several icy regions.

Major General Jiang Jianzeng, deputy commander of the Nanjing Military Area Command, was given a serious