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‘No sign of life’ as flight carrying 132 people crashes in Guangxi – Follow Live

Fire in China after Boeing 737 jet ‘crashes into mountain’

A Chinese plane carrying 132 people has crashed in the southern province of Guangxi.

A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 plane with 123 passengers and nine crew members on board when it crashed near the city of Wuzhou on Monday.

Smoke could be seen rising from the area after the fire broke out on a mountain covered with bamboo forests after the incident.

A rescue operation is underway, but casualties have not yet been confirmed, although a fire department official, quoted by local media, said there was no sign of life among the rubble.

According to data from the tracking website FlightRadar24, flight MU5735 departed from Kunming, the southwestern city of Yunnan, at 1.11 pm (5.11 am GMT), and was scheduled to land in Guangdong, Guangdong on the east coast near Hong Kong at 3.05 pm. 7.05 a.m. GMT).

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Watch: Fire breaks out after Boeing 737 jet ‘crashes into mountain’ in China

Fire in China after Boeing 737 jet ‘crashes into mountain’

Sam Hancock21 March 2022 12:50

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Jinping calls for all possible efforts in rescue operation

Let us now hear from Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has called for a “thorough effort” in the rescue operation.

He also called for proper handling of post-crash arrangements and checking for potential safety hazards to ensure complete civil aviation flight safety.

People’s Daily It is reported that 117 rescuers have already reached the accident site. The newspaper says that the Guangxi fire department is deploying 650 rescue workers who are heading to the scene from three directions.

CCTV reports that China Eastern Airlines set up nine teams with a focus such as aircraft disposal, accident investigation and family support, and they are visiting the site. The CAAC said it had dispatched a team of officers, and the Guangxi Fire Service said work was underway to control the mountain fire ignited by the accident.

Sam Hancock21 March 2022 12:25

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China’s eastern flights from Kunming canceled after tragedy

latest from here Independent’travel correspondent simon calder,

“All China East flights on the route from Kunming to Guangzhou on which the tragedy occurred are showing as ‘fully booked’ from Wednesday.

“There are generally seven nonstop departures per day at China Eastern, with a lot of availability.

“The official website for Guangzhou Airport, where flight MU5735 was scheduled to arrive at 3.05 pm local time, is still showing ‘Estimated Time of Arrival 1505’ with the baggage belt given as 22.”

At Kunming Changshui International Airport, where the plane took off, departure boards similarly acknowledged today’s disaster in horrifyingly normal fashion, simply closing China’s eastern flights to Guangzhou today as “canceled”. Huh.

A flight information board shows a canceled China Eastern Airlines flight at Kunming Changshui International Airport after another company plane, MU5735, crashed in southwest China on Monday.

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Joe Somerlad21 March 2022 11:55

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‘No sign of life’ amidst rubble, says firefighter

People’s DailyThe Chinese Communist Party’s official newspaper quoted a provincial fire department official involved in the rescue effort as saying there was no sign of life among the scattered debris.

Meanwhile, President Xi Jinping has asked investigators to find the cause of the crash as early as possible and ensure “complete” aviation security, state broadcaster CCTV has reported.

The safety record of China’s airline industry has actually been one of the best in the world over the past decade.

According to the Aviation Safety Network, the superpower’s last fatal jet crash was in 2010, when an Embraer E-190 regional jet flown by Henan Airlines crashed near Yichun Airport in low visibility, when 44 of the 96 people on board were killed.

In 1994, a China Northwest Airlines Tupolev Tu-154 flying from Xian to Guangzhou crashed, killing all 160 people aboard and ranking as China’s worst air disaster.

These types of accidents, during the cruise phase of flight, are considered relatively rare.

Boeing found in a report last year that between 2011 and 2020, only 13 percent of fatal commercial accidents globally occurred during the cruise phase, while 28 percent of fatal crashes occurred on final approach and 26 percent on landing.

Joe Somerlad21 March 2022 11:30

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‘It suddenly started reducing height very rapidly’

“It was hovering at 29,100 feet until 06:20:59, when it suddenly began to drop very rapidly”, says FlightRadar24 of MU5735.

The flight-tracking service has published data that shows a Boeing 737-800 that crashed in southern China, descending at about 22,000 feet per minute over the course of 16 seconds, is descending from level flight .

The rate of altitude loss increased even more, but a reversal appears after 45 seconds, with a sharp increase in altitude before descending again.

The data descent appears to have stopped 96 seconds after it started.

Joe Somerlad21 March 2022 11:10

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China Eastern and Boeing 737: What Are Their Safety Records?

China Eastern Airlines is said to be the world’s sixth largest airline by fixed weekly seat capacity and is the largest in China.

The 737-800 model that crashed today has a good safety record, but it is the predecessor of the 737 MAX model, which has been frozen in the country for more than three years after fatal crashes in Indonesia in 2018 and in Ethiopia in 2019.

According to FlightRadar24, China Eastern has 109 of the 737-800 in its fleet.

my colleague simon calder Presents this background on the company and the Boeing model involved in the question.

Joe Somerlad21 March 2022 10:55

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Videos from the crash site have started appearing on social media

Apparently showing MU5735 falling into the air in an almost vertical drop and its debris on a rural hill, is currently being shared widely on social media, appears to be taken from the Chinese social network Weibo. has gone.

While it’s not possible to verify all immediately, one we can show you captures a plume of smoke billowing out of a bamboo forest where the plane is believed to have come down.

Fire in China after Boeing 737 jet ‘crashes into mountain’

Joe Somerlad21 March 2022 10:36

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The British Pilots Association expressed grief and warned against speculation about the cause of the accident.

Martin Chalk, general secretary of the British Pilots Association, has this to say on this morning’s tragedy:

Joe Somerlad21 March 2022 10:20

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China Eastern Airlines website black and white in mourning

The China Eastern Airlines website is currently rendering in black-and-white, a gesture the airlines make customary in response to the accident in honor of the victims.

The homepage of China Eastern Airlines is seen in black and white mourning the victims of the MU5735 crash

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Joe Somerlad21 March 2022 10:10

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The Civil Aviation Authority of China took flight MU5735. confirmed the loss of

The Civil Aviation Administration of China has issued a statement confirming the loss of China Eastern Flight MU573, carrying a total of 132 people on board: nine crew and 123 passengers.

“Accident protocols have been put in place and special units are moving to the accident site,” the statement said.

Joe Somerlad21 March 2022 10:00

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