4 APRIL 2022


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Article from BTNews 4 APRIL 2022

Chinese air crash

The cause of a Chinese Eastern Boeing 737-800NG crash on 21 March is still unknown.   
(See BTN 28 March Extra measures for Boeing 737s)

Boeing Commercial and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) are working closely together to establish the cause.  Much wreckage has been found including both the cockpit voice recorder and rear mounted ‘black box’.

Flight MU5735 took off from Kunming at 13:11 local time (05:11 GMT) and was due to arrive in Guangzhou at 15:05. On board were 123 passengers and nine crew including three pilots.

Air controllers had been in contact with the aircraft right until it nosedived, after which they received no response to multiple urgent calls. Airline and aviation officials say that they have not found any faults with the aircraft or concerns about flying conditions.

At the present time China Eastern has grounded all its Boeing 737s.  There are 4,208 passenger aircraft in service, with more than a quarter of them based in China, according to aviation analytics firm Cirium.

This story will be updated if there is any positive news.



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