At about 14:38 on March 21, China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735 lost contact and crashed over Wuzhou City, Guangxi during the Kunming-Guangzhou mission.

There were 123 passengers and 9 crew members on board.

  After the accident, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, immediately gave important instructions. He was shocked to learn that China Eastern Airlines Flight MU5735 had crashed. He should immediately activate the emergency mechanism, fully organize search and rescue, and properly handle the aftermath.

The State Council appointed leading comrades to coordinate and deal with the incident as soon as possible to find out the cause of the accident as soon as possible, draw inferences from one case to another, strengthen the investigation of potential safety hazards in the field of civil aviation, pay close attention to the implementation of responsibilities, ensure the absolute safety of aviation operations, and ensure the absolute safety of people's lives.

  Li Keqiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Premier of the State Council, issued instructions, requiring all efforts to search for survivors, do everything possible to treat the wounded, properly handle the aftermath, do a good job in comforting and serving the families of the victims, seek truth from facts, release information in a timely and accurate manner, and conduct serious investigations. Identify the cause of the accident and take effective measures to strengthen civil aviation safety management.

  According to Xi Jinping's instructions and Li Keqiang's request, the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the Ministry of Emergency Management and other relevant departments have sent a working group to the scene to guide the disposal, and dispatched rescue forces from Guangxi and Guangdong to the scene to participate in the rescue.

At present, on-site rescue, aftermath and investigation of the cause of the accident are in progress.

  1. Time

  Peng Mei News checked the flight status through the official applet of Baiyun Airport and found that MU5735 was originally scheduled to take off from Changshui, Kunming at 13:10 on March 21 and arrived at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport at 14:52, but it was lost.

At 16:34 on the same day, the official website of the Civil Aviation Administration of China reported that a Boeing 737 passenger plane of China Eastern Airlines lost contact over Wuzhou during the Kunming-Guangzhou flight on the same day.

Before the China Eastern Airlines passenger plane fell, China's civil aviation has maintained continuous and safe flight for 138 consecutive months.

  2. Location

  According to the latest news from Guangxi Fire Protection, the crash site of MU5735 is located in the mountains and forests near Shentangbiao, Motong Village, Tangnan Town, Teng County, Wuzhou City, Guangxi.

  3. Rescue

  The first batch of 117 fire rescue personnel in Guangxi has arrived at the crash site in Wuzhou, and a front-line search and rescue headquarters has been established at the scene.

At present, Guangxi Fire has dispatched more than 760 people to the scene in Teng County to carry out search and rescue work in three directions.

The southern theater quickly activated the emergency response mechanism, and the Wuzhou Military Division and the Wuzhou Detachment of the Armed Police immediately organized rescue forces to rush to the scene of the accident for rescue.

An army aviation brigade, a synthetic brigade, an air assault brigade of the army, a transportation and search brigade of the air force, and the armed police stationed around the incident site quickly completed their preparations and were ready to support at any time.

  4. Medical

  After the accident, the Guangxi Health Commission attached great importance to it and dispatched an expert team to the scene to organize emergency medical rescue work as soon as possible.

Led by the leaders of the Guangxi Health and Health Commission, 12 experts in critical illness, burns, orthopedic surgery, and trauma were organized to go to Teng County for support.

At present, the Wuzhou Municipal Health and Health Commission has dispatched more than 80 medical staff and 36 ambulances to the scene, set up rescue points on the scene, arranged first- and second-line treatment hospitals, set up fast lanes, and prepared blood and various rescue materials and equipment.

The first batch of more than 50 psychologists from all over the Guangxi region are rushing to the scene one after another.

  5. Monitoring

  A surveillance video before the plane crashed showed a plane plummeting into the mountains with its nose down.

Judging from the video, the passenger plane is suspected to have not disintegrated in the air.

The entire fall process does not exceed 5 seconds.

On the afternoon of the 21st, The Paper verified the authenticity of the video with Wuzhou Beichen Mining Co., Ltd., the company that captured the surveillance footage.

  6. Family members

  Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport has set up a temporary waiting area, and a special person will guide the relatives and friends of the passengers of flight MU5735 to wait for the news.

Relevant departments are working on family liaison and emergency handling.

The airline has contacted the hotel near the airport, and medical staff will accompany the family to the hotel to rest and wait for further news.

  7. Mourning

  China Eastern announced on the evening of March 21 that the cause of the plane crash is still under investigation, and the company will actively cooperate with relevant investigations. The company expresses its deep condolences to the passengers and crew members who died in the plane crash.

  8. Rumors

  On the afternoon of the 21st, a WeChat group chat record stated that seven leaders of the Kunming World Expo Park took the crashed flight, and information such as "someone was crying in the office" and "all worth over 100 million" were subsequently posted in the WeChat group.

The Paper confirmed from relevant channels that no one took a flight to Guangzhou in the Kunming World Expo Park that day, and the information spread on the Internet was a rumor.

  9. Grounded

  After the accident of China Eastern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines has now controlled all the company's 737-800 flights on the ground, and will no longer perform flights after the flights in the air have landed.

  10. Passengers

  A reporter from China Central Radio and Television learned from China Eastern Airlines that there were no foreign passengers on the crashed flight.

  The Paper reporter Yue Huairang

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