A PASSENGER flight 132 has crashed into a mountainside – with horrifying footage showing smoldering wreckage.
State media reported that a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 747 landed in Guangxi, China on Monday.
The passenger plane bound for Guangzhou from Kunming was carrying nine crew members and 123 passengers.
CCTV said the accident involving the China Eastern 737 took place near Wuzhou City, Teng District.
It said rescue forces had been dispatched and had no immediate information on the number of dead and injured.
According to state media, the collision caused a forest fire.
The zoomed-in image shows large pieces of the plane scattered on the ground while a fire can be seen in the background.
The Aviation Safety Network tweeted: “We are following numerous unconfirmed reports of a possible crash involving China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735, a Boeing 737-89P ( B-1791) en route from Kunming to Guangzhou, China.”
Flight China Eastern departed at 1:11 pm (0511 GMT), FlightRadar24 data shows, and landed at 3:05 pm (0705 GMT).
Flight tracking ended at 2:22 pm (0622 GMT).
The plane stopped transmitting data just southwest of the Chinese city of Wuzhou.
The aircraft was delivered to China Eastern by Boeing in June 2015 and has flown for more than six years.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4940493/china-eastern-airlines-crash-jet-mountain/ China Eastern Airlines crash – Passenger plane carrying 132 crashes into mountains as horror vid shows hell raging