Plane crash: China devotes all its efforts to search and rescue operations
Chinese President Xi Jinping has directed the search and rescue work to focus as much as possible on the China Eastern Airlines plane crash in the southern mountainous region of the country, and asked to quickly open The investigation aims to determine the cause of the accident as well as strengthen the security of civil aviation.
Earlier on the same day, the Civil Aviation Administration of China activated the emergency mechanism and sent a task force to the scene of the plane crash.
According to Flightradar24, which tracks flights, the plane that crashed has been around for about six years. The flight tracking system last recorded the plane’s signal at 14:22 (local time) at an altitude of more than 983 meters, with a speed of more than 696 km / h.
The Boeing 737 of China Eastern Airlines departing from Kunming city (capital of Yunnan province) to Guangzhou city (capital of Guangdong province) lost contact while flying over Wuzhou city of China. Guangxi province.
At the time of the accident, there were 132 people on board, including 123 passengers and 9 crew members.
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