China Eastern plane carrying 133 people crashes in Guangxi

China Eastern plane carrying 133 people crashes in Guangxi

China Eastern plane carrying 133 people crashes in Guangxi

Written by Teena Marian

21 Mar, 2022 | 2:45 pm

(News 1st); A China Eastern Airlines plane carrying 133 people on board has crashed in Guangxi province, Chinese state media is reported.

The number of casualties and reason for the crash are 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.

Flight tracking sites report the plane was in the air for just over an hour.

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

Rescue crews have been deployed to the area, CCTV reported.

According to FlightRadar23 data, the last sourced information on the flight showed it ended at 14:22 local time, at an altitude of 3,225 ft.

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