According to China’s Civil Aviation Administration, a China Eastern Airlines plane carrying 132 people crashed in the mountains of Guangxi province in southern China on Monday afternoon (CAAC). The Boeing 737 was flying from Kunming, in southwestern China, to Guangzhou when it lost communication above Wuzhou. CAAC said in an online statement that there were 123 passengers and nine crew members on board. China Eastern Airlines acknowledged the information and said it had activated emergency procedures, including a line for family members seeking emergency help. At the crash site, rescue attempts are ongoing, but there are no immediate details on the likely reason or the number of casualties.
China Eastern expressed its sympathies to those who died in the event, but no death toll was given. “The plane crash’s cause is still being investigated. The firm sends its heartfelt sympathies to the passengers and staff members who lost their lives in the plane crash “In a statement, the airline stated. In a statement, Boeing said: “The passengers and crew of China Eastern Airlines Flight MU 5735 are in our thoughts. We are collaborating with our airline clients and are prepared to assist them.” The corporation also stated that it is in communication with the National Transportation Safety Board in the United States and that its technical specialists are available to assist the CAAC inquiry. On Monday,
China Eastern employees prepare to take relatives of passengers onboard the wrecked flight MU5735 to a special location at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, the flight’s destination. According to official media, Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered the country’s emergency services to “conduct a search and rescue” effort and “investigate the causes of the catastrophe.” “Immediately following the disaster, President Xi Jinping gave orders to activate the emergency system, arrange search and rescue, and effectively deal with the aftermath,” according to state broadcaster CCTV.
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