China-(Berberanews)-A Chinese passenger airliner crashed in a forested slope in southern China, killing all 132 people on board.
The China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 was on its way from Kunming to Guangzhou when it crashed and caught fire in Guangxi province.
The number of people killed and the cause of the crash are still unknown. No survivors have been found, according to rescuers.
The last significant disaster occurred 12 years ago, and Chinese airlines have a good safety record.
In China, President Xi Jinping has ordered a swift investigation into the incident to establish the cause. All of China Eastern Airlines’ 737-800s have been grounded.
The jet dropped height quickly from its cruising altitude before descending to the ground, according to flight tracking data.
There are around 600 emergency responders at the collision site, according to reports. Firefighters were the first on the site, and they were able to put out a flame in the hills triggered by the crash.
Local villagers’ footage, which was posted on Chinese social media and shown by state media, showed fire and smoke from the accident, as well as plane debris on the ground.