An airplane from airline Eastern Chinawith 132 people on board, 123 passengers and 9 crew, crashed in the Guangxi regionas reported by Chinese state media.
At the moment both the reason for the accident and the number of victims are unknown, although it is feared that there are no survivors.
The accident of jet boeing 737 in a mountainous region caused a forest fire, reports say.
The flight covered a distance of 1,357 kilometers with an expected duration of one hour and forty minutes.
Videos apparently taken by locals have been shared on social media showing plane wreckage strewn across the mountain and smoke from a fire billowing from the crash site.
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According to data from the flight tracking portal FlightRadar24The aircraft was flying at 2:19 p.m. (local time) at an altitude of 29,100 feet (8,870 meters) when, about 55 kilometers west of the town of Wuzhou, it began to descend.
The last point of contact of the flight was about 25 kilometers southwest of Wuzhou, where a sudden descent of almost 8,000 meters was recorded in just three minutes, according to the flight portal.
With information from BBC World