On Saturday, the Chinese Aviation officials confirmed that the 132 people onboard a Chinese jetliner that crashed Monday afternoon in the southern province of Guangxi, China, are all dead.
China’s Civil Aviation Administration said 120 of the 132 victims had been identified by Saturday.
The plane, a China Eastern’s Boeing 737-800, carried 123 passengers and nine crew members from Kunming to Guangzhou when it went down in the southern province of Guangxi.
The Chinese aviation officials said hundreds of rescuers had been dispatched to work on the wreckage area.
Based on the flight-tracking website FlightRadar24, the plane lifted off at 1:11 p.m. local time (1:11 a.m. ET), then began plummeting about an hour into the two-hour flight, falling 29,000 feet in just minutes. Local police started receiving calls from witnesses around 2:30 p.m.
According to reports, China Eastern, headquartered in Shanghai, is one of the three major airlines in China, operates more than 730 planes, and annually flies 130 million passengers to 1,036 destinations in 170 countries and regions.
The aviation experts said the crash is considered the deadliest in years in China.
The airline crash record in China state that the country’s deadliest civilian jetliner crash came in 2010 when a plane crashed in Yichun and killed 44 out of the 96 people aboard.