The jet involved in the accident was a Boeing 737 aircraft and the number of casualties was not immediately known, CCTV said. Rescue was on its way, it said.
There was no word on the cause of the crash of the plane, a 6-year-old 737-800 aircraft, according to Flightradar24.
According to state media, a China Eastern Airlines plane carrying 133 people crashed in the mountains of south China on Monday while flying from Kunming to Guangzhou.
The plane involved in the crash was a Boeing 737, and the number of people killed or injured was not immediately known, according to CCTV. It stated that help was on its way.
According to Flightradar24, the cause of the plane’s crash, a 6-year-old 737-800 aircraft, is unknown.
The China Eastern flight from Kunming to Guangzhou departed at 1:11pm (0511 GMT), FlightRadar24 data showed. The flight tracking ended at 2:22 p.m. (0622 GMT) an altitude of 3,225 feet with a speed of 376 knots. It had been due to land at 3:05 p.m. (0705 GMT).
The safety record of China’s airline industry has been among the best in the world over the past decade.
According to Aviation Safety Network, China’s last fatal jet accident was in 2010, when 44 of 96 people on board were killed when an Embraer E-190 regional jet flown by Henan Airlines crashed on approach to Yichun airport in low visibility.