The plane was carrying 132 people, including 123 passengers and nine members of the airline, having been in the air for just one hour.
After a China Eastern Airlines Boeing-737 plane crashed in a mountainous location in the city of Wuzhou, Guangxi region, several images began to appear on social media, depicting the fire at the scene of the accident.
Rescue teams are already at the scene, according to the state media CCTV+, and there are no fatalities yet, according to information from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. Also, the cause of the accident is not known.
The plane was carrying 132 people, including 123 passengers and nine members of the airline, having been in the air for just one hour. Corresponding to flight MU5735, it was flying between the Chinese cities of Kunming and Guangzhou.
However, Debi Edward, a journalist for ITV News in Asia, said on Twitter that “the scale of the fire reveals little chance of finding survivors”, publishing some of the images you can see above. “I hope that is not the case. We await more information. Prayers for the loved ones of those on board,” he wrote.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, was six years old, according to the website Flight Radar, which tracks flights around the world. According to the website, the plane lost contact with the towers while flying over the southern city of Wuzhou.
How was the fall of Boeing 737- 800?
The flight was at an altitude of approximately 8,870 meters. Just two minutes and 15 seconds later, the altitude recorded by Flight Radar dropped to 2,766 meters. Another twenty seconds later, the plane was just 900 meters up.
China’s civil aviation is considered one of the safest in the world, and the last accident in the country occurred in 2010, when 44 people died in the crash of a Henan Airlines Embraer E-190, as the flight approached Yichun airport.
Boeing shares fell 8% on Monday (21) after the news. With information from g1 and News by the Minute.