Live Updates: China Eastern Plane Crashes in Remote Mountain Valley

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A Boeing 737-800 passenger plane operated by China Eastern Airlines carrying more than 130 people went down in a mountainous area of the Guangxi region.

A passenger plane with over 130 people on board crashed on Monday afternoon in a mountainous area of southern China, the Civil Aviation Administration of China confirmed, prompting rescue teams to rush to the steep, heavily wooded site in hope of finding survivors.

The Boeing 737 plane, operated by China Eastern Airlines, went down in the Guangxi region, and flames and smoke could be seen rising from a hillside, initial Chinese news reports said, according to pictures and videos shared from the scene. The fire was put out later Monday.

“The situation with casualties remains unclear,” said an online report issued by Chinese state…

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