A China Eastern flight to southern China has crashed in a mountainous area of the country today. It is known that there were 132 people in the board.
CBS News reports this morning:
A passenger plane carrying 132 people from eastern China crashed in southern China on Monday, aviation authorities said. According to Chinese state media, the accident caused a fire in the mountains and an unknown number of casualties.
China Eastern said the cause of the crash was “still under investigation” and did not elaborate, but in an official filing with the Shanghai Stock Exchange, it “expressed deep sorrow for the passengers and crew members killed in the plane crash.”
China’s Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) has previously said that the Boeing 737-800, the southern hub of Guangzhou from Kunming city, has “lost air communication with Wuzhou city” in the Guangxi region.
Below is a video of the crash site.
The crash site is not far from the Pearl River Delta region, which is the most populous place in the world. Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong are located in this region with an estimated population of 50 million or more.
The eastern Chinese plane landed in the mountains of southern China with 132 passengers on board