China Eastern plane carrying 133 people crashes in Guangxi

China Eastern plane carrying 133 people crashes in Guangxi

By Manoa Dawaibalavu
Monday 21/03/2022
The Boeing 737 plane crashed in the rural countryside and The Boeing 737 plane crashed in the rural countryside and "caused a mountain fire".

A China Eastern Airlines plane carrying 133 people on board has crashed in Guangxi province.

The number of casualties is not yet known.

The crash of the Boeing 737 jet, in a mountainous region, led to a fire in the woods, state media is reporting.

Flight MU5735 was scheduled to leave Kunming at 13:15 local time (05:15 GMT) and was en route to Guangzhou.

Rescue crews have been deployed to the area.

The plane had crashed near Teng county in Wuzhou province. Guangxi is a southern province neighbouring Guangzhou, a major city in the south-east.

Flight trackers like FlightRadar24 show the location of the plane as "unknown".

More to follow.

[Source: BBC]

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