Passenger Jet Carrying 133 Passengers and 9 Crew Crashes in Guanxi

A China Eastern Airlines flight carrying 133 passengers and 9 crew members crashed in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Flight MU5735, a Boeing 737-800 took off from Kunming and headed Guangzhou when it crashed in Tengxian County in the city of Wuzhou and caused a large fire. 

The Civil Aviation Administration of China said that of the 132 aboard, 123 were passengers accompanied by 9 crew members. 

There is no information yet on the fate of MU5735 passengers while Eastern airlines has not yet released the manifest.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered local authorities to carry out search and rescue efforts and to identify the cause of the crash. 

Guangxi’s fire department has sent out 538 firefighters to help  the Wuzhou fire brigade’s 117 firefighters and 23 fire trucks put out the mountainside fire and look for survivors. 

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