Plane crash in China with 132 people on board, Mountain fire seen
China’s aircraft safety standards have been considered one of the best in the world over the past few decades.
According to the Aviation Safety Network, the last fatal plane crash in China was in 2010. A passenger plane has crashed in China.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said there were a total of 132 passengers on the plane.
Of these 123 were passengers and 9 were crew members. Chinese state media previously reported that there were a total of 133 people on board.
This passenger plane fell on a mountain in southwest China and the fall of this plane caught fire here.
China‘s state TV CCTV said on Monday that so far there is no clear information about the number of casualties.
According to the Regional Emergency Management Office on CCTV, the Boeing 737 plane crashed in a rural area near the city of Wuzhou in the Guangxi region, and “a fire broke out in the mountains”.
Rescue teams were dispatched to the scene. According to CCTV, a Boeing 737 of Chinese airline Eastern Airlines crashed in the rural area of Teng near the city of Wuzhou.
When contacted by AFP for information, there was no immediate response from China Eastern.
According to local media, airport staff reported that East China flight MU5735 did not reach its scheduled destination in Guangzhou on time.
According to data from FlightRadar24, the plane took off from Kunming city at 1:11 p.m. local time on Monday.
About an hour later, at 2:22 p.m., the assessment of an aircraft at an altitude of 3225 feet was complete.
At that time, the plane was flying at a speed of 376 kilometers per hour.
China’s air safety standards have been considered one of the best in the world over the past few decades.
According to the Aviation Safety Network, the last fatal plane crash in China was in 2010 when Henan Airlines’ Embraer E-190 regional jet crashed near Yichun Airport due to low visibility.
Of the 96 passengers on this plane, 44 were killed.