President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev sent condolences to President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping in connection with the crash of a passenger plane in China, the press secretary of the President Sherzod Asadov reported.
“President Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed his condolences to President Xi Jinping in connection with the crash of a passenger plane near the city of Wuzhou in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China,” the report reads.
On March 21, a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 crashed in southern China. There were 132 passengers on board.
The incident took place in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China Central Television reported.
According to the Flightradar24 portal, the plane took off from Kunming at 13:15 local time (10:15 Tashkent time). After about 1 hour, the aircraft’s speed dropped sharply and it began to lose altitude. Then it disappeared from the radar screens.