Breaking: Plane Carrying 132 Passengers Crashes In Southern China

Plane Carrying 133 Passengers Crashes In Southern China
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A China Eastern passenger jet carrying 132 people has crashed in southwest China and caused a mountain fire with casualties unknown, state broadcaster CCTV reported Monday.

The crash involved a Boeing 737 travelling from Kunming to Guangzhou.

The Boeing 737 plane crashed in the rural countryside near Wuzhou city, Guangxi region, and “caused a mountain fire”, CCTV said, citing the provincial emergency management bureau.

The report added that rescue teams were dispatched to the scene.

CCTV said a “China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 plane carrying 132 people has crashed in Teng county, Wuzhou, Guangxi, and caused a mountain fire.”

Local media reported that China Eastern flight MU5735 had not arrived at its scheduled destination in Guangzhou after it took off from the city of Kunming shortly after 1:00 pm (0500 GMT) Monday, citing airport staff.

According to FlightRadar24 data, the flight tracking ended at 2.22pm (6.22am GMT) at an altitude of 3,225ft with a speed of 376 knots.

The number of casualties is not immediately known and rescue teams are on the way, CCTV said.

China’s last fatal jet accident was in 2010, when 44 of 96 people were killed when an Ambraer E-190 regional jet flown by Henan Airlines crashed on approach to Yichun airport in low visibility, according to Aviation Safety Network.

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