Rescuers find no survivors after China Eastern Airlines plane carrying 132 crashes 10 months ago

Rescuers find no survivors after China Eastern Airlines plane carrying 132 crashes

Rescuers are also searching for the plane's black box.

Rescuers have been working tirelessly to find survivors after a plane carrying 132 people crashed into a mountainous area of southern China on Monday.

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Nearly 24 hours after the Boeing 737-800 dropped around 30,000ft in two minutes, responders are still combing through the Guangxi province.

Sadly, no survivors have been found, according to Chinese state media.

Search teams are also on the hunt for the plane's black box, which should provide further details on the nature of the crash.

Meanwhile, China Eastern Airlines has grounded its entire Boeing 737-800 fleet.

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The plane was carrying 123 passengers and nine crew members, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said, correcting earlier reports that 133 people had been on board.

President Xi Jinping has also ordered a full investigation into the disaster.

Worried family members have flocked to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in the hopes of finding loved ones.

One man told Reuters that a colleague of his had been on the plane and that he broke the news to the colleague's family.

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"They were sobbing. His mother couldn't believe this had happened," he said.

"She said she will be here as soon as possible.

"Because she was very sad, her boy was only 29 years old."