A China Eastern Airlines passenger plane carrying 132 people on board has crashed in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, however, the number of causalities is still unknown as rescue workers continue operation.
According to the details, the China plane crash involved a Boeing 737 that was flying from Kunming Changshui International Airport to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, but crashed near Wuzhou city in the Guangxi region, causing a mountain fire.
Rescue teams were immediately dispatched to the plane crash site and they were able to extinguish the fire and contain it from spreading. Meanwhile, the rescue workers from nearby areas have reached the scene to take part in rescue operations, but the number of casualties has not been revealed.
The authorities have not yet revealed any information about the cause of the plane crash, which took place on Monday afternoon. The Flight MU5735 was scheduled to arrive at its destination at 3.05pm (07:05 GMT), but it lost flight-tracking at 2.22pm (06:22 GMT) at an altitude of 3,225 feet (983 metres) and a speed of 376 knots (696km/hour).
China Eastern Airlines has activated its emergency response mechanism, and a work team will leave for the crash site at 6 p.m. on Monday,
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