A China Eastern Airlines aircraft on Monday carrying 133 passengers from Kunming to Guangzhou had an “accident” in the region of Guangxi and caused a fire on the mountains, Chinese state television reported.
The jet involved in the accident was a Boeing 737 aircraft and the number of casualties was not immediately known, CCTV said. Rescue was on its way, it said.
Boeing shares are now down 6% in pre-market on the news.
It said the plane crashed in Teng County, Wuzhou City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, resulting in a forest fire”, a report said.
Preliminary data suggested it was Flight MU5735 en route from Kunming to Guangzhou.