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Chinese airliner crashes in southern China: state media

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A Chinese airliner with 133 people on board crashed in the southern province of Guangxi on Monday, state media reported.

CCTV broadcaster said the accident involving a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 happened near the city of Wuzhou in Teng County. Media said the crash started a fire on the mountainside.

Rescuers were said to have been dispatched and there was no immediate word on the number of dead and injured.

The twin-engine, single-aisle Boeing 737 is one of the world’s most popular aircraft for short- and medium-haul flights.

It was not immediately clear which variant of the 737 was involved in the accident. China Eastern operates several versions of the common aircraft, including the 737-800 and the 737 Max.

The 737 Max version was discontinued worldwide after two fatal crashes. China’s aviation authority cleared this aircraft for return to service late last year, making the country the last major market to do so.

China Eastern is one of the three largest airlines in China.

https://nypost.com/2022/03/21/chinese-airliner-crashes-in-southern-china-state-media/ Chinese airliner crashes in southern China: state media

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