China Eastern plane carrying 132 people crashes in Guangxi mountains
China Eastern plane carrying 132 people crashes in Guangxi mountains Chinese officials have confirmed.
According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China, there were 123 passengers and nine staff members on board (CAA).
The number of fatalities and the cause of the crash remain unknown at this time.
According to official media, the Boeing 737-800 plane crashed in a hilly region of Wuzhou, igniting a fire in the forests.
Rescue teams have been dispatched to the scene. The CAA also stated that personnel had been summoned to the scene.
Flight MU5735 took off from Kunming at 13:11 a.m. local time (05:11 a.m. GMT) and was expected to arrive in Guangzhou at 15:05 a.m.
According to flight tracking websites, the jet had been in the air for slightly over an hour and was on its way to its destination.
According to FlightRadar24 data, the flight ended at 14:22 local time, at an altitude of 3,225 feet.