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A plane carrying 133 people has crashed in southwest China

A plane carrying 133 people has crashed in southwest China
China Eastern Airlines flight

A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 with 133 people on board crashed between the Chinese cities of Kunming (southwest) and Guangzhou today.State television reported மறைகாணி.

The plane, MU5735, took off at 1:15 pm (5:15 GMT) local time and crashed in the (southern) area of ​​Guangxi.

Boeing 737 crashes in rural area near Wujo city in Guangxi region and “catches fire” on mountainSaid மறைகாணிAlso, rescue teams were dispatched to the scene.

At the moment, the cause of the incident is unknown, while rescue teams are working in the area and have not provided data on the victims.

Based in Shanghai, China is one of the three largest airlines in Eastern China, flying to 248 destinations on domestic and international routes.

Flight MU5735 from Kunming to Guangzhou crashed, according to flight surveillance website FlightRadar24. The site showed how The Boeing 737-89P lost momentum after the 0620 GMT before embarking on a sharp descent.

The plane stopped sending data southwest of Wuzhou, China.

The flight was expected to take one hour and forty minutes, in which the device, nearly seven years old, had to travel 1,357 kilometers separating Canton from Kunming.

According to the aforementioned portal, the last point of the flight was 25 kilometers southwest of Wujo, at an altitude of 3,225 feet (989 meters), at 2:22 pm (06:22 GMT) local time. In just three minutes the instrument descended almost 8,000 meters.

Boeing delivered the aircraft to China Eastern in June 2015. It has been in service for six years.

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The twin-engine, single-aisle Boeing 737 is one of the most popular short- and medium-range aircraft in the world.

China operates several versions of Eastern popular aircraft, including the 737-800 and 737 Max.

The 737 Max version landed two years after two fatal accidents. The Chinese aviation regulator gave the green light to the model to return to operation late last year, making it the last major market in the world to resume services.

A civilian plane crashed in China in 2010.

(With information from EFE and AFP)

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