21 March 2022
Beijing – 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 emergency officials.
Flight MU5735 took off from Kunming at 1:11 pm and was scheduled to arrive in Guangzhou at 3:05 pm.
According to Guangxi’s regional emergency management 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 emergency response mechanism and dispatched a working team to the site.