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A China Eastern Airlines passenger plane carrying 133 people has crashed in southwest China, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

There was no information about any casualties in the incident on Monday as yet.

The Boeing 737 plane crashed in the countryside near Wuzhou city in the Guangxi region. It “caused a mountain fire”, CCTV said, adding that rescue teams were dispatched to the scene.

There was no word on the cause of the crash of the plane, which Flightradar24 identified as a 6-year-old 737-800 aircraft.

Local media reported that China Eastern flight MU5735 had not arrived at its scheduled destination in Guangzhou after it took off from the city of Kunming shortly after 1:00pm (0500 GMT) on Monday, citing airport staff.

The flight tracking ended at 2:22pm (0622 GMT) an altitude of 3225 feet with a speed of 376 knots.

It had been due to land at 3:05pm (0705 GMT).

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