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A China Eastern Boeing 737 with 132 onboard crashes, casualties unknown
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A China Eastern Boeing 737 with 132 onboard crashed and caused a mountain fire in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the number of casualties is not clear yet, the official website of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said on Monday afternoon. 

This is the first air crash in China since a fatal incident in Yichun, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province back in 2010. The Yichun crash killed 44 people.

The plane, MU 5735 took off from Kunming Changshui airport in Southwest China's Yunnan Province at 13:15, and was scheduled to arrive at Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province at 15:07. 

The plane has 132 onboard, including 123 passengers, and nine crew members.

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(March 22): The China Eastern Airlines Corp. jet was flying a normal route to Guangzhou when it suddenly nosed over at cruise altitude and dove.
That’s about all that is known for certain about the unusual crash that killed all 132 people aboard the aircraft Monday in China’s worst aviation accident in more than a decade.

While there have been a handful of crashes in which an airliner plunged from cruising altitude, few, if any, fit the extreme profile of the Boeing Co. 737-800 as it pointed steeply toward the ground, according to veteran crash investigators and previous accident reports.

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