(HONG KONG) — A Boeing 737 operated by China Eastern Airlines with 132 people on board crashed on Monday in Guangxi, China.
Rescue teams were searching for survivors at the site of the crash, in Teng County, Wuzhou, Guangxi, local media reported.
Nine crew members and 123 passengers were on board, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said in a statement.
The crash reportedly started a mountainside fire.
China’s airlines had more than 100 million hours of safe flight as of Feb. 19, a CAA official told The South China Morning Post on Monday.
The last domestic crash was in 2010, when a plane crashed in Yichun, Heilongjiang province, killing 42.
ABC News’ Gio Benitez contributed to this report. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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