This Monday, a company plane ChinaEastern Airlineswith 132 passengers on board, crashed in southwestern Chinaannounced the civil aviation administration (CAAC), without giving figures on victims for the moment.
The Boeing 737 plane was flying from the city of Kunming to Guangzhou, but “lost contact when it was flying over the city of Wuzhou” in the mountainous region of Guangxi, according to a statement from the CAAC.
“At this time, it is confirmed that the flight has crashed,” the CAAC said, saying it had activated its emergency response and dispatched a rescue team to the scene.
the apparatus carried 123 passengers and nine crew members, altogether 132 people, although previously the Chinese media had mentioned 133 people on board.
The Boeing 737 would have crashed in a rural area near that city, and “started a fire” a reporter on Chinese television CCTV said, citing the local emergency coordination office.
The president of China, Xi Jinpingsaid “shocked” and called for an investigation so that “the causes of the accident are determined as soon as possible.”