A Boeing 737 with 132 people on board has crashed.
Infoexpert24 reports that China Eastern Boeing 737 with 132 onboard was hit by an accident and caused a mountain fire in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the number of casualties is not clear yet, CCTV reported on Monday afternoon.
Rescue teams have been deployed to the crash site, Xinhua reported.
The aircraft involved is a Boeing 737, belonging to the Yunnan subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines, and has been in operation for just over six and a half years. The plane was delivered in June of 2015.
The aircraft has a total of 162 seats, including 12 business class seats and 150 economy class seats.
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As of February 19, 2022, the continuous safe flight time of China’s civil aviation transport aviation had exceeded 100 million hours, representing the best safety performance in the history of China’s civil aviation industry and the best continuous safe flight record in the history of civil aviation worldwide.
Shares of China Eastern Airlines plummeted more than 10 percent in the US trading premarket.
China Eastern Airlines could not be reached for comment as of press time.