Xi Calls for Immediate Rescue Efforts on China Eastern MU5735 Crash Site

The Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for all-out immediate efforts to find survivors on the crashed site of China Eastern Airlines since this afternoon.

The flight, later confirmed by the Civil Aviation Administration of China for the flight number MU5735, was en route from Kunming to Guangzhou, scheduled to land at 3.05 p.m. this afternoon, but lost contact while flying over Wuzhou City, Guangxi region. 

Eyewitness told state media that the jet drove 35 degrees off vertical and crashed. According to the report from state television, there were no foreigners on the flight. All 132 people on board are Chinese. 

The plan is Boeing 737-800, not the infamous Boeing 737 Max that was grounded worldwide in March 2019 after the crash in 2018 and 2019, killing 346 people.

According to Xi Jinping’s instructions and Premier Li Keqiang’s request, the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the Ministry of Emergency Management and other relevant departments have sent a working group to the scene to guide the disposal, and dispatched rescue forces from Guangxi and Guangdong to the scene to participate in the rescue. 

Currently, there are no report of casualties from the site.