A plane carrying 132 people has crashed.
Newsonline reports that a China Eastern Airlines plane carrying 132 people has crashed in mountains in southern Guangxi province.
This online news platform understands that there were 123 passengers and nine crew members on board the Boeing 737-800, said the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAA).
Newsonline Nigeria reports that the number of casualties and the reason for the crash of the plane carrying 132 people are not yet known.
Rescue crews have been deployed to the area and say a fire in the woods caused by the plane crash has been put out. It is feared no one on the aircraft survived.
The CAA said they had also dispatched personnel to the scene. China has had a good air safety record over the past decade.
Watch the moment a plane carrying 132 people crashed below…
Video emerging from locals at the crash site in Guangxi where a plane carrying 133 people has gone down. Scale of the fires indicates a slim chance of finding survivors. Hoping that's not the case. We wait for more information. Prayers with the loved ones of those on board. pic.twitter.com/OltXuXLJ29
— Debi Edward (@debiedwarditv) March 21, 2022
The country’s last major plane accident was in August 2010, when a flight from Harbin crashed in Yichun killing 42 people.
China Eastern is yet to comment on the crash, or respond to queries, but it has changed its logo on its Weibo account to a grey colour.
Flight MU5735 left Kunming at 13:11 local time (05:11 GMT) and was scheduled to arrive in Guangzhou at 15:05.
Flight tracking sites report the plane was in the air for just over an hour, and was nearing its destination when it went down in Wuzhou.
Newsonline reports that the last sourced information on the flight showed it ended at 14:22 local time, at an altitude of 3,225 ft according to FlightRadar24 data.