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Boeing 737 Passenger Plane With 133 On Board Crashes

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Boeing 737 passenger plane, owned by China Eastern Airlines has reportedly crashed in South China.

Information about the disaster on Monday is still scanty, according to the Russian news agency Sputnik.

So far, there have been no official reports on any casualties caused by the disaster. A video of the crash has been shared on Twitter, with the plane in flames in the mountains.

The plane reportedly has 133 people on board.

Chinese Central TV confirmed the crash.

It said the plane crashed in Teng County, Wuzhou City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, resulting in a forest fire”, a report said.

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 1:00pm (0500 GMT) on Monday, citing airport staff.

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The flight tracking ended at 2:22pm (0622 GMT) an altitude of 3225 feet with a speed of 376 knots.

It had been due to land at 3:05pm (0705 GMT).

The safety record of the country’s airline industry has been among the best in the world over the past decade.

The twin-engine, single aisle Boeing 737 is one of the world’s most popular planes for short and medium-haul flights. The 737 Max version was grounded worldwide after two fatal crashes. China’s aviation regulator cleared that plane to return to service late last year, making the country the last major market to do so.

According to Aviation Safety Network, China’s last fatal jet accident was in 2010, when 44 of 96 people on board were killed when an Embraer E-190 regional jet flown by Henan Airlines crashed on approach to Yichun airport in low visibility.

 

 

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