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According to state broadcaster CCTV, a China Eastern passenger jet carrying 133 passengers crashed in southwest China, causing a mountain fire with unknown casualties.

According to CCTV, citing the provincial emergency management office, the Boeing 737 airliner crashed in the remote countryside near Wuzhou city, Guangxi region, and "triggered a mountain fire."

Rescue services were called to the location, according to the report.

A "China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 airliner carrying 133 people crashed in Teng county, Wuzhou, Guangxi, causing a mountain fire," according to CCTV.

It was scheduled to land at 3:05 p.m. (0705 GMT).

Over the last decade, China's airline industry has had one of the best safety records in the world.

 to the Aviation Safety Network, China's most recent fatal jet accident occurred in 2010, when a Henan Airlines Embraer E-190 regional plane crashed on approach to Yichun airport in bad visibility, killing 44 of the 96 passengers on board.