An aircraft from Eastern China carrying 132 passengers has crashed in the mountains in South China causing a forest fire. The aircraft was a 6-year-old Boeing 737-800NG. China’s Civil Aviation Administration said China Eastern Airlines 600115.SS aircraft was flying from the city of Kunming to Guangzhou. It had a total of 123 passengers and 9 crew members on board. According to Chinese state media CCTV, the plane has completely fallen apart.
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According to Flightradar24, said there was no word on the cause of the crash, however, CAAC said the aircraft lost its contact over the city of Wuzhou.
In a statement, it said, “The CAAC has activated the emergency mechanism and sent a working group to the scene.” It is believed the flight departed from the southwestern city of Kunming at 1:11 pm, while its tracking ended at 2:22 pm at an altitude of 3225 feet with a speed of 376 knots.
Later, the website of China Eastern Airlines was presented in black and white, which airlines do to show their respect for the crash victims.