On Monday, a China Eastern Boeing 737 crashed in the Southern Province of Guangxi. The flight was traveling from Kunming to Guangzhou and departed the airport at 1:11 PM.
There were 132 people on board – 123 passengers and nine crew members. China Eastern Airlines Cord ltd., in a statement, said that “ the cause of the crash is under investigation and that the company will actively cooperate with the probe.”
The state-run tabloid People’s Daily said 117 rescuers were working at the crash site and that 650 more rescuers and firefighters, organized by the Guangxi fire department, were heading to the site. State media said local police received calls from villagers alerting them about the crash around 2:30 p.m.
China Eastern is one of China’s top three airlines, serving 248 destinations.
No survivors had been found as the search continued on Tuesday. “Wreckage of the plane was found at the scene, but up until now, none of those aboard the plane with whom contact was lost has been found,” state broadcaster CCTV said Tuesday morning.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said, “The Boeing 737-800 from Kunming city to the southern hub of Guangzhou lost airborne contact over Wuzhou,” a city in the Guangxi region.
According to Bloomberg, 74 percent of the 11,800 flights scheduled in China on Tuesday were canceled, just a day after Flight MU5735 crashed in Wuzhou.
China Eastern established nine separate teams to work on everything from the disposal of the wreckage to the crash investigation and passenger family assistance, CCTV said.
Published By:- Shubham Agarwal
Edited By:- Khushi Thakur