According to official television CCTV, a China Eastern Airlines passenger jet carrying 133 passengers crashed in southwest China.
There is no information about any casualties in the incident as of yet.
The Boeing 737 plane crashed in the countryside near Wuzhou city in the Guangxi region. It “caused a mountain fire”, CCTV said, adding that rescue teams were dispatched to the scene.
China Eastern flight MU5735 did not arrive at its intended destination in Guangzhou after taking off from Kunming soon after 1 p.m. (5 a.m. GMT).
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) March 21, 2022
From the Crash site. A #Boeing737 passenger plane carrying 133 people from #ChinaEasternAirlines had an accident in Teng County, #Guangxi and then triggered a mountain fire. At present, the rescue team has gathered, the casualties are still unknown. #CrashPlane #PlaneCrash pic.twitter.com/kHpgzQzen7
— AUSTROHÚNGARO (@AUSTROHNGARO2) March 21, 2022
More updates to follow.