China Eastern aircraft MU5735 crashed in Guangxi province, triggering a’mountain fire;’ the number of passengers and crew members killed is still unknown.
A China Eastern Airlines traveler plane conveying 132 individuals has crashed in southern China, state telecaster CCTV announced. There was no data about any losses in the episode, which occurred on Monday evening, at this point. The Boeing 737 plane crashed in the field close to Wuzhou city in the Guangxi locale. It “caused a mountain [of] fire”, CCTV said, adding that salvage groups were dispatched to the scene.
SHOCKING LAST MOMENT! SHOUTING AND WAILING AS BOEING 737 CRASHED IN SOUTHERN CHINA. This was one of the last moment recorded on the plane. maybe the only moment. Viewers’ discretion advised. pic.twitter.com/2nzteAx0Aw— News Studio (@news_studio254) March 21, 2022
There was no word on the reason for the accident of the plane, which flight-following site Flightradar24 recognized as a six-year-old 737-800 airplanes. Nearby media revealed that flight MU5735 had not shown up at its planned objective in Guangzhou after it took off from the city of Kunming not long after 1pm (05:00 GMT), refering to air terminal staff. The flight-following finished at 2:22pm (06:22 GMT) at a height of 3,225 feet (983 meters) and a speed of 376 bunches (696km/hour).
It had been because of land at 3:05pm (07:05 GMT). Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu said it was the greatest aeronautics occurrence China has had in years. “China’s civil aviation authorities says 132 people, including the crew, were on board,” Katrina said from Beijing.
🔴 Boeing 737 passenger jet carrying 133 people crashes into mountains in rural China— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) March 21, 2022
+ Plume of smoke is seen billowing from the wreckage
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“It appears that the plane crash ignited a wildfire [near Quangxi], and you get a sense of how remote this location is,” she continued. “Given how challenging this terrain is, you can imagine how difficult it will be to send rescue teams there soon.”
Over the last decade, the country’s airline industry has had one of the best safety records in the world. The twin-engine, single-aisle Boeing 737 is one of the most popular short- and medium-haul jets in the world. After two tragic crashes, the 737 Max was grounded all over the world. Late this year, China’s aviation regulator approved the plane’s return to operation, making it the last major market to do so.
The first minutes after the Boeing 737 crash in southern China. Video published by eyewitnesses. pic.twitter.com/jWdgiq9iSH— Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil (@ivan_8848) March 21, 2022
According to the Aviation Safety Network, China’s most recent fatal jet accident occurred in 2010, when a Henan Airlines Embraer E-190 regional plane crashed on approach to Yichun airport in bad visibility, killing 44 of the 96 passengers on board.
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