A China Eastern Airlines passenger plane has crashed near the city of Wuzhou in China’s Guangxi region, according to Chinese state media. The extent of the damage is unknown.
There were 123 passengers and 9 crew members on board when it crashed. According to the Chinese aviation authorities.
Chinese state media reported earlier that the plane was carrying 133 people.
It is currently unclear if anyone died in the accident.
The plane crashed in the southern region of Guangxi, which borders Vietnam, according to the Chinese state TV channel. CCTVwhich cites emergency services in Guangxi.
Rescue crews are on their way to the scene.
The crash caused a fire in the mountain, according to state media, which also reported sending bushfire crews to the area.
The cause of the crash is unknown.
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many of Videos From the crash site shared on social media, debris scattered over a large area appears. No large parts of the plane are visible in the videos, so there are little indications that anyone might have survived the crash, according to the NTB.
And Chinese media quoted a local rescue worker as saying that the plane had completely crashed, according to the Reuters news agency.
The plane, a Boeing 737, was owned by China Eastern Airlines and was on its way from Kunming in the southwest to Guangzhou in the southeast, according to Reuters.
According to the China Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) issued by the China Aviation Authority, the plane lost contact over the city of Wuzhou in the Guangxi region.
The news agency said it was a six-year-old 737-800 aircraft.
He disappeared from the radar
The plane took off in Kunming, Yunnan province, at 13.11 local time (06.11 Norwegian time), according to data from Flight Radar 24.
The plane was scheduled to land in Guangzhou at 15.05 local time (08.05 Norwegian time). The journey between the two cities usually takes 1 hour and 37 minutes.
The tracking of the aircraft’s movements ended at 14.22 local time (07.22 Norwegian time). At the time, the plane was at an altitude of about 983 meters and had a speed of about 696 kilometers per hour, according to FlightRadar24.
Data from FlightRadar shows that the plane quickly lost altitude in the last two minutes before disappearing from radar.
The security history of the Chinese aviation industry over the past decade has been among the best in the world, according to Reuters.
The last time a similar accident occurred, according to the news agency, was in 2010, when 44 of the 96 people on board a regional passenger plane owned by Henan Airlines died in a plane crash on their way to Yichun Airport.
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