The home flight on a Boeing 737-800, which was carrying 132 folks, nosedived Monday afternoon in the southern region of Guangxi, China’s aviation authority confirmed.
The reason for the crash stays unknown, and no fatalities have been confirmed.
Chinese language President Xi Jinping ordered an investigation and rescue groups to the situation of the crash within the rural, mountainous area.
The lacking folks on board the airplane haven’t but been discovered on the website of the crash, state media mentioned Tuesday, noting solely airplane particles has been discovered to date. The crash initially triggered a mountain hearth, which has since been put out, the experiences mentioned.
Because the plane was a U.S.-made airplane, the U.S. Nationwide Transportation Security Board mentioned it has appointed an investigator for the crash. It was not clear whether or not the investigation would come with journey to China.
Chicago-based Boeing mentioned in a press release it’s involved with the U.S. transport security board, and its technical group is “ready to help with the investigation led by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.”
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration mentioned it was conscious of the crash and can help within the investigation “if requested.”
China Jap Airways mentioned it’s sending employees to the crash website and has opened a hotline for relations. The corporate’s Hong Kong-traded shares briefly dropped greater than 7% on Tuesday morning.
Boeing shares fell by almost 7% in a single day in U.S. buying and selling.