China Eastern Airlines plane crashes

China Eastern Airlines plane crashes

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A China Eastern Boeing 737 with 132 passengers on board crashed in the southern province of Guangxi on Monday, officials said.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China said in a statement the crash occurred near the city of Wuzhou in Teng county.

The flight was traveling from Kunming in the western province of Yunnan to the industrial center of Guangzhou along the east coast, it added.

There was no immediate word on numbers of dead and injured. The plane was carrying 123 passengers and nine crew members,

the CAAC said, correcting earlier reports that 133 people had been on board.The CAAC said it had sent a team of officials,

and the Guangxi fire service said work was underway to control a mountainside blaze ignited by the crash.

Satellite data from NASA showed a massive fire just in the area of where the plane went down at the time of the crash.


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