China Eastern Airlines plane crashes with 132 on board

China Eastern Airlines Plane Crash Rescuers Find No Survivors

China Eastern Airlines jet carrying 132 people crashes in mountains

China's aviation administration said the 132 people on board included 123 passengers and nine crew members.

Rescuers combed through the wreckage Tuesday of the plane that crashed in southern China

The flight, MU5735, lost contact around 2:15pm local time and was flying at around 30,000 feet before suddenly entering a deep dive

According to the state media, burnt wallets, id cards and remnants of the aircraft were strewn across the crash site.

Monday before nosediving at 2:20 p.m. local time, according to flight-tracking data

China’s Vice Premier Liu He and an official in Beijing’s cabinet led a team to Wuzhou

Relatives of some of the passengers went to Guangzhou’s Baiyun airport while they anxiously awaited news on Monday

The plane involved in the crash was a 6-year-old Boeing 737-800, 

Si, 64, a villager near the crash site who declined to give his first name, told Reuters he heard a "bang, bang" at the time of the crash. "It was like thunder," he said.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping to offer condolences over the recent crash of a Chinese airliner

We are working with our airline customer and are ready to support them," Boeing said in a statement,

it would be China’s deadliest air crash in almost three decades.