March 21, 2022
A plane from Eastern China carrying 132 passengers have been crashed in the mountains which has resulted in immediate mountain forest fires. The jet was a 6-year-old Boeing 737-800NG aircraft and was carrying 132 people. It had 123 passengers and nine crew on board.
It crashed in the rural countryside near Wuzhou city, Guangxi region and “caused a mountain fire”, Chinese state media CCTV said. One villager told a local news site that the plane involved in the crash had “completely fallen apart” and he had seen nearby forest areas destroyed by a fire caused when the plane crashed onto the mountainside.
Rescue teams have reportedly been dispatched to the scene. “The CAAC has activated the emergency mechanism and sent a working group to the scene,” the civil aviation administration said in a statement. So far, the casulties are unknown.