132 Killed In Boeing 737 Crash
China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 nose dived into mountain killing passengers and crew
A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 aircraft crashed with 123 passengers and 9 crew members into a mountain side in the souther province of Guangxi Monday. the Civil Aviation Administration of China has confirmed.
According to Flightradar 24 the flight monitoring app, the China Eastern jet took off at 0515 UTC from Kunming airport in Yunna Province to Guangzhou airport. Cruising at an altitude of 30,000 feet and speed at 525 kmph when it suddenly nosedived and crashed into a mountain side at 0625 UTC when contact was lost.
The crash debris scattered over a wide area sparked a large fire that was quickly put out by hundreds of emergency crews that arrived after the crash working into Tuesday in the frantic search for survivors. State media Xinhua has reported that there is forecast for rain and the mountainous terrain will hamper recovery efforts.
Only debris has been found according to eye witnesses, a village official with the surname Zhou told the Chutian Metropolis Daily newspaper that the plane had “completely disintegrated” and that he did not see any remains.
Chinese President Xi Jinping called for an “all-out effort” in the rescue operations and for any potential safety hazards to be investigated.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Monday it was aware of the reports of the crash. “The agency is ready to assist in investigation efforts if asked.”
China Eastern in a press release Monday said. “The cause of the plane crash is still under investigation, and the company will actively cooperate with relevant investigations, the company expresses its deep condolences to the passengers and crew members who died in the plane crash.”
Boeing said in a statement. “We are aware of the reports of the crash and are working to gather more information.”
Source Xinhua/Flightradar 24/China Eastern
About Post Author
- Click to print (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)
- Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)
Tucker Kills MSM
Former Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson kills the mainstream media with his "Tucker on Twitter" which has drawn 92million views...
Chinese PLA Navy destroyer in near collision with US and Canadian warship forces Western warships to alter course reports suggest...
Dialogue not Confrontation
Chinese defence minister unlike his US counterpart calls for dialogue rather than confrontation as global spy chiefs meet Chinese Defence...
US defence chief says Washington must increase its force posture in the Indo-Pacific to deter Beijing and Pyongyang US Defense...
India suffers its worst rail crash in decades after a three car collision that left 288 dead and a thousand...
Only One China
Chinese Defence Minister clarifies that reunification with Taiwan can be peaceful but force remains an option Beijing will “absolutely not” renounce the...