Printed on Wed Aug 10 2022 4:31:34 PM

Plane carrying 132 passengers crashes in China

International Desk
World
China
A China Eastern Airlines aircraft with 132 people on board crashed in mountains in south China on Monday while on a flight from the city of Kunming to Guangzhou, state media reported.

The jet involved in the accident was a Boeing 737 aircraft and the number of casualties was not immediately known. The rescue was on its way.

There was no word on the cause of the crash of the plane.

The China Eastern flight from Kunming to Guangzhou departed at 1:11 p.m. (0511 GMT).

It had been due to land at 3:05 p.m. (0705 GMT).

The safety record of China's airline industry has been among the best in the world over the past decade.

According to 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.
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