China Boeing 737 Plane Crash News Updates

No survivors found in crash of Chinese airliner as rescue ops continue

" state broadcaster CCTV said Tuesday morning, more than 18 hours after the crash.

So far, the cause of the crash is unknown. Rescue teams are looking for survivors as well as the black box

which should contain information from instruments and sounds from the cockpit

China seeks victims, flight recorders after first plane crash in 12 years

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

The accident involving a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 took place near the city of Wuzhou in Guangxi region.

Flight MU5735 was en route to Guangzhou in Guangdong province from Kunming, capital of Yunnan province

The crash, in which the plane descended at a final rate of 29,000 feet a minute sparked a mountainside fire.

Parts of the Boeing 737-800 were strewn across mountain slopes charred by fire after China's first crash of a commercial jetliner since 2010

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

They will be looking at the weather the plane encountered, whether the pilots made any distress calls

any hints in the wreckage of possible malfunctions and detailed profiles of the crew