Plane carrying 133 crashes into mountains in China


A plane carrying 133 people has crashed into mountains in the south of China this Monday, the country’s state media has reported.

It was a China Eastern Airlines flight from Kunming to Guangzhou, but sadly the plane didn’t reach its destination.

It departed Kunming at 13:11 local time (05:11 GMT), but flight tracking stopped at 14:22 local time (06:22 GMT), around 45 minutes before its scheduled arrival.

It is not known how many casualties there are from this crash, with rescue workers said to be on their way to the site.

The Guangxi Emergency Management Department said in a statement: “A Boeing 737 passenger plane carrying 133 people from China Eastern Airlines crashed in Teng County, Wuzhou, Guangxi, and caused a mountain fire.

“At present, rescue teams have assembled and approached, and the casualties are unknown.”

A video shared online showed white smoke billowing from between trees

Other footage showed the area ablaze with flames.

The Aviation Safety Network tweeted: “We are following multiple unconfirmed reports about a possible accident involving China Eastern Airlines flight #MU5735 a Boeing 737-89P (B-1791) en route from Kunming to Guanghzou, China.”

Flight data claimed to be from the flight shows the plane dropped from 24,000 to the ground in just minutes, giving crew little time to react to whatever the issue was.

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