BEIJING – A China Eastern passenger plane carrying 133 people crashed in southwest China on Monday, causing a mountain fire, according to state television CCTV.
According to CCTV, citing the provincial emergency management office, the Boeing 737 airliner crashed in the remote countryside near Wuzhou city, Guangxi region, and “triggered a mountain fire.”
A “China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 airliner carrying 133 people crashed in Teng county, Wuzhou, Guangxi, causing a mountain fire,” according to CCTV.
According to local media, China Eastern flight MU5735 did not arrive at its scheduled destination in Guangzhou after taking off from Kunming shortly after 1:00 p.m. (0500 GMT) on Monday.
When China Eastern was contacted, there was no quick response.