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Plane carrying 132 people crashes in China

A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737, carrying 132 people on board, crashed on Monday in a mountainous area of the country’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, according to exigency officers.

Flight MU5735 took off from Kunming at1.11p.m. ( original time) and was listed to arrive in Guangzhou at3.05p.m.
According to Guangxi’s indigenous exigency operation department, the crash took place on a mountain in Tengxian County, causing a huge fire, reports Xinhua news agency.

Of the 132 people, 123 were passengers and nine crew members, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said.
The CAAC said it has initiated the exigency response medium and dispatched a working platoon to the point.

The number of casualties wasn’t incontinently known. China Eastern is also yet to issue a statement on the crash.
Flight tracking spots said that the aeroplane was in the air for just over an hour, the BBC reported.

According to FlightRadar24 data, the last sourced information on flight MU5735 showed it ended at2.22p.m., at an altitude offt.
Chinese state media have participated videotape footages, showing aeroplane debris, a massive blaze and bank jutting from the crash point.

The last major aeroplane crash in China took place in August 2010, when a flight from Harbin crashed in Yichun killing 42 people.

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