CHINA: A China Eastern Airlines passenger jet with 132 people on board crashed in the mountains of southern China on Monday (March 21) while on a flight from the city of Kunming to Guangzhou.
The aircraft crashed in Tengxian County in the city of Wuzhou, causing a mountain fire, according to the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region’s regional emergency management department.
The jet involved in the accident was a Boeing 737 aircraft and the number of casualties was not immediately known, state broadcaster CCTV said.
Rescue services were on their way to the scene, it said. There was no word on the cause of the crash.
According to Flightradar24, China Eastern flight MU5735 was travelling from Kunming to Guangzhou, and radar tracking shows the aircraft taking a steep descent. – THE STRAITS TIMES