A China Eastern passenger jet carrying 133 people has
crashed in southwest China and caused a mountain fire
with casualties unknown, state broadcaster CCTV reported
The Boeing 737 plane crashed in the rural countryside near
Wuzhou city, Guangxi region and “caused a mountain fire”,
CCTV said, citing the provincial emergency management
The report added that rescue teams were dispatched to
CCTV said a “China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 plane
carrying 133 people has crashed in Teng county, Wuzhou,
Guangxi, and caused a mountain fire.”
Local media reported that China Eastern flight MU5735
had not arrived at its scheduled destination in Guangzhou
after it took off from the city of Kunming shortly after 1:00
pm (0500 GMT) Monday, citing airport staff.
There was no immediate response from China Eastern
when contacted by AFP.