Boeing 737 crash in China- As of Tuesday morning, no dead or survivors had been located from the China Eastern Airlines crash, according to Chinese state media.
China’s aviation authority reported that a domestic flight carrying 132 people on a Boeing 737-800 nosedived Monday afternoon in Guangxi’s southern region.
The cause of the collision remains unknown, and no fatalities have been reported.
Meanwhile, president Xi Jinping of China has ordered an investigation and rescue teams to the crash site in a rural, hilly area.
According to official media, the missing passengers on board the plane have yet to be found at the accident site. Just plane debris discovered thus far. According to reports, the crash started a mountain fire, which has since been put out.
The National Transportation Safety Board has appointed an investigator for the incident. Because the plane was constructed in the United States. Hence, it was unclear if the probe will entail a trip to China.
Chicago-based Boeing said in a statement that it is in communication with the US Federal Aviation Administration and that its technical team is “prepared to cooperate with the investigation led by the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration.”
The Federal Aviation Administration in the United States said it was aware of the disaster. And will help with the inquiry “if requested.”
China Eastern Airlines has said that workers would be dispatched to the disaster scene. And that a hotline for family members has been established. On Tuesday morning, the company’s Hong Kong-listed shares plunged by more than 7%.
Also, Boeing’s stock dropped nearly 7% in overnight trade in the United States.
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