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Henan Airlines’ name revoked
28 August 2010

It  has been reported that the name of the airline Henan Airlines, which suffered a fatal accident on August 24, 2010, has been revoked.

The Henan Administration for Industry and Commerce said the decision to revoke permission to use the provincial name for the airline was taken because the name tarnished the province’s image.

The news has been reported by AP and several other news sources. The article on this subject on the Chinese Xinhua News Agency web site has been removed.

Meanwhile, it was announced that China’s State Council has set up a special taskforce involving six central government agencies to investigate the crash.

The investigation team consists of officials from State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS), Ministry of Supervision, Civil Aviation Administration of China, All-China Federation of Trade Unions, Ministry of Public Security, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission and the provincial government of Heilongjiang, said Liang Jiakun, vice director of SAWS.