China Eastern Plane Carrying 133 People Crashes In China

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According to China’s state broadcaster CCTV, a China Eastern passenger jet carrying 133 people crashed and caused a fire in southwest China. The number of casualties was unknown.

According to CCTV, the Boeing 737 plane crashed near Wuzhou city, Guangxi region, causing a mountain fire, which started in the countryside.

The footage shows plumes of smoke rising from a forest on a mountain as fire rips through it.

A rescue team has been dispatched to the scene. CCTV reported that a Boeing 737 of China Eastern Airlines in Teng county, Wuzhou, Guangxi, crashed and caused a mountain fire.

Chinese media reported that China Eastern flight MU5735 had not reached Guangzhou after leaving Kunming shortly after 1 pm (4 pm AEDT) Monday. The airline cited airport staff for the report. According to FlightRadar24 data, China Eastern’s flight departed at 1:11pm and was scheduled to land at 3:05pm. The flight tracking ended at 2:22pm.

Just southwest of Wuzhou in China, the plane stopped transmitting data.

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China Eastern received the aircraft from Boeing in June 2015, and it had been in service for six years. The twin-engine, single-aisle Boeing 737 is one of the most popular planes in the world for short and medium-distance flights.

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