Monday, 21 March 2022

China Eastern Airlines passenger jet crashes with 132 people on board

                          BREAKING NEWS

A Chinese Eastern flight travelling from Kunming Wujiaba International Airport (KMG/ZPPP), China to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN/ZGGG), China with 132 people on board has crashed in the southern province of Guangxi, state media reports.
Broadcaster CCTV said the accident involved a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 and occurred near the city of Wuzhou in Teng county. It said rescuers had been dispatched and there was no immediate confirmation of numbers of dead and injured.

Shanghai-based China Eastern is one of China's top three airlines, operating scores of domestic and international routes serving 248 destinations.

Reports said rescue teams were near the site of the crash, which was ablaze, but casualties were unclear.
It is not clear just yet what caused the crash.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said the aircraft lost contact over the city of Wuzhou. It had 123 passengers and 9 crew on board.
The plane, which was 6 years old, took off from Kunming's runway 21 at 1:11pm local time, according to information on the FlightRadar24 website.

The flight tracking ended at 2:22pm at an altitude of 3,225 feet with a speed of 376 knots.
The plane had been due to land at 3:05pm local time.

The safety record of China's airline industry has been among the best in the world over the past decade.
According to the Aviation Safety Network, China's last fatal jet accident was in 2010, when 44 of 96 people on board were killed when an Embraer E-190 regional jet flown by Henan Airlines crashed on approach to Yichun airport in low visibility.

The jet was delivered new to the Chinese airline in 2015 and was a popular sight at airports as it was adorned with a special peacock livery. 

Aircraft Information:
Airline: China Eastern
Code: MU/CES
Aircraft: Boeing 737-89P
Registration: B-1791
Serial Number: 41474
Flight Number: MU5735
Age: 6.8 Yrs
First Flew: 05/06/2015
Engines: 2 x CFMI CFM56-7B24


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