wall street journal He assured that everything indicated that the plane chartered by China Eastern Airlines was “intentionally crashed by someone on board”. “The data suggests that someone, possibly a pilot or someone else who made their way into the cockpit, sent a Boeing 737-800 into each dive.”
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Nearly two months after a plane crashed from a cruising altitude in the mountains of Guangxi in southern China, one was killed
With 123 passengers and nine crew members on board, the first reports are beginning to emerge at that point. The accident could have been done intentionally.
Since the Boeing 737-800, en route from Kunming city to Guangzhou, crashed on 21 March, rumors did not stop that it might be a tragedy similar to Germanwings (2015), when Co-pilot takes advantage of chief pilot’s absence to crash Airbus The A320 in the French Alps killed 144 passengers.
It was pointed out from the beginning from China that There was no technical fault on the plane Nor did the air traffic controllers notice any anomalies during the flight. A month earlier, a preliminary report signed by the Asian country’s aviation authority confirmed that the aircraft, in service since 1997, was in perfect condition and that the weather conditions were good.
Chinese regulators’ April report stated that two black boxes It was found, the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder, critical to solving the mystery, were “severely damaged” and investigators were attempting to recover their contents. To analyze all the data, the manufacturer of the aircraft, was sent to the United States.
this Tuesday, wall street journal, Citing US investigators, he assured that everything indicates that “Someone on Board Intentionally Crashed” Plane Chartered by China Eastern Airlines. “The data suggests that someone, possibly a pilot or other person who forced his way into the cockpit, Boeing 737-800 sent in each dive,” say sources magazine,
From the US they defend this conclusion based on the fact that Chinese investigators found no problems with the aircraft or flight controls that could have caused the crash, other than the fact that the pilots responded to repeated calls from the air. Not allowed traffic controllers and nearby aircraft during rapid descent up to 8,900 m.
the aircraft was commanded by the captain Yang Hongda (32 AOS), That he had become a father six months before the accident. i was the co-pilot Zhang Zhengping (59), A veteran with over 32,000 flight hours in a career spanning over 30 years. Zhang was due to retire this summer.
The report submitted in April indicated that The plane disintegrated when it hit a valley near the city of Wuzhou. A 20 meter deep crater was formed and the surrounding forest caught fire. Parts of the plane were scattered across the mountain, some of them buried under the ground.
Chinese officials said during a search for the wreckage that more than 22,000 cubic meters of soil were excavated and 49,117 pieces of the plane were found. The remains of the horizontal stabilizer, engine and right wing were not recovered until ten days later. More time, about two weeks passed, until it was confirmed that All the passengers were killed.
Was Biggest accident in China since 1994 160 people died when a China Northwest Airlines flight that crashed after the plane split in the middle of the air. It had been 12 years since a plane was shot down in a country, two days before the crash, declared a world record for zero major incidents in more than 100 million flight hours.
China Eastern Airlines grounded its entire fleet of 737-800 jets after the crash, but resumed flying in the middle of last month.
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