China’s President Xi Jinping called for rescue operations and investigations of a jet plane of China Eastern Airlines that crashed into a mountain on a domestic flight on Monday.
Flight MU5735, carrying nine crew members and 123 passengers, reportedly descended near Wuzhou in Guangxi Autonomous Region just before 2:30 pm Beijing time.
VariFlight, a Chinese-based civil aviation data provider, Said When the plane slowed down at 2:19 pm and began to descend, it climbed about 8,900 meters (about 29,200 feet), and a few minutes later it descended to 1,300 meters (4,265 feet) and lost contact with the radar. I did.
Flight Tracking Website FlightRadar24.com report Similar account. According to the data, the aircraft was climbing about 30,000 feet (9,144 meters) when it entered a deep-sea dive after 2:20 pm.
The truck driver, identified only as Lee, remembered seeing smoke when driving to Wuzhou.
“I was about a couple of kilometers away and I couldn’t hear any sound, but there was black smoke there and it looked like an explosion,” Li said.
Around 3 pm, Wuzhou Fire Brigade Deployment Twenty-five fire trucks and 117 firefighters arrived at the crash site. 538 firefighters and rescue workers from all over Guanxi followed in to help extinguish the flames around 5:15 pm.
Multiple medical personnel were also stationed at the scene. However, at the time of writing this article, no survivors have been reported.
In response to the crash, China Eastern Airlines reportedly shut down all 737-800 jets and formed nine teams to handle accident investigations, aircraft disposal, and family support. China Eastern Airlines is one of the leading airlines in the country.
In June 2015, Boeing handed over an aircraft with a good safety record to an airline.
“”[We] You can see that the plane crashed, “China Eastern Airlines said. statement.. “The company expresses its deepest condolences to the passengers and crew who died in the plane crash.”
Late Monday, Xi Called For immediate activation of an emergency mechanism to deal with an accident. The State Council, which acts as China’s cabinet, has its officials prioritize investigations of conflicts and general safety hazards in order to improve passenger safety.
Prime Minister Li Keqiang called for maximum search and rescue efforts to serve the victims’ families.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the Ministry of Emergency Management, and other relevant departments have also dispatched working groups to assist in rescue operations and the aftermath of the crash.
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