China Eastern Boeing 737 with 133 passengers on board crashes. As a result, the mountainous region of Tenxian County, in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of southern China, is on fire; No casualties were reported.
China Eastern Boeing 737 plane crashed in the mountains of Tengxian County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China.
Flight MU5736, en route from Guangzhou to Kunming, departed from the airport at 13.11pm. The plane was scheduled to land at 15.05pm.
Domestic television CCTV reports that a China Eastern passenger jet carrying 133 people has crashed in southwest China.
A Boeing 737 crashed in a rural area near the city of Wujo in Guangxi province, setting it on fire in the mountains where the plane crashed, and rescue teams were dispatched to the scene.
In 2018, the Lion Air Flight 610, the pilot of the Boeing 737 Max, crashed. Another 737 Max, operated by Ethiopian Airlines, crashed in 2019. All Boeing 737 MAX passenger planes were recalled following two plane crashes.
However, the aircraft operated by China Eastern Airlines is said to be a regular Boeing 737-89P aircraft and does not belong to the Max type. The plane involved in the crash was 6 years old, according to data provided by Flight Radar 24, an aircraft surveillance website.