Chinese plane crash

crashed in Guangxi region of China

The China Eastern Airline plane that crashed in the country's Guangxi province on Monday was carrying 132 people - 123 passengers and nine crew members.

The plane - a Boeing 737-800 - went down over mountains in southern China, causing a forest fire, while on a flight from Kunming to Guangzhou - a distance of around 1,340 km and a flying time of approximately two hours

 The China Eastern flight from Kunming to Guangzhou departed at 1.11 pm local time.  The flight tracking ended at 2.22 pm at an altitude of 3,225 feet.

There were no foreigners among the 132 people on board the Chinese passenger plane which crashed in the southern Guangxi Zhuang

The jet involved in the accident was a six-year-old Boeing 737 aircraft.

Radar showed the aircraft making a steep descent and contact was lost over Wuzhou city.

President Xi Jinping has called for the immediate activation of the emergency mechanism for the plane crash, sparing no efforts on search and rescue, and properly handling of the aftermath 

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