Chinese local officials confirmed that a China Eastern Airlines aircraft carrying one hundred and thirty-two people has crashed in the mountainous region of Guangxi province. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAA) said nine crew members and one hundred and twenty-three passengers were on board. Still, the reason for the crash and the number of casualties is not known.
According to Chinese state media, China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 plane carrying 132 people has crashed. The CAA of China said that nine crew members and 123 passengers were on board, and the aircraft crashed in the Wuzhou mountainous region.#china #ChinaPlaneCrash #planecrash pic.twitter.com/y7A004moKE
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The Boeing 737 was enroute from the Kunming southern city to Guangzhou when it lost contact with the contact tower at Wuzhou. Rescue teams started the operation to rescue any survivors at the crash scene while fire and smoke were visible on-site. Initial media reports indicated that there were 133 people on board.
State media People’s Daily shared the footage online, which shows clouds of smoke rising from the forested area of the mountain. Moreover, the CAAC stated that a rescue team had been dispatched to the accident site after the crash. The statement added that the CAA activated the emergency response mechanism after the Chinese airliner crashed.
About Unfortunate Flight
According to the statistics from flight-tracking website FlightRadar24, flight MU5735 departed the southwestern city of Kunming in Yunnan. Furthermore, the flight was due to land in Guangzhou, Guangdong, at around 03:05 pm local time. flightRadar24 of MU5735 says that the flight was flying at twenty thousand one hundred feet until 06:20:59 when it instantly lost altitude swiftly.
According to the statistics of flight-tracking service, the Boeing 737-800 crashed in southern China, going from level flight to plunging at a rate of about twenty-two thousand feet per minute in just sixteen seconds. Additionally, the registration number of flight MU5735 was B-1791, and China Eastern Airlines received the aircraft in June 2015.
British Pilots Association Expressed Greif
The altitude loss rate surged even more after forty-five seconds, with a sharp increase in altitude before the descent started again. In addition, the statistics appear to stop ninety-six seconds after the descent began. In a tweet from the official account, British Pilots Association expresses grief and warns against rumors about the cause of the crash. The association also requested the press to allow space for the search and rescue operation and allow officials to undertake crash inquiries without speculation.