Chinese rescue teams began, on Tuesday (22), the search for the black box of a plane China Eastern Airlines that crashed in a mountainous area the day before.
According to the Chinese government agency Xinhua, about 500 firefighters, police and military began searching for equipment in the late afternoon, just before sunset.
Until the last update of this report, there is no official information on the victims and the causes of the crash, a Boeing 737-800.
Rescuers have to battle rain and mud for aircraft traces, and the weather is expected to get worse Tuesday evening, with hail coming in.
Officials said the condition of the plane, which disintegrated during the crash, The investigation into the cause of the accident should be greatly complicatedremains a mystery to experts.
Firefighters found many parts of the plane burned due to the fire caused by the collision with the ground.
The plane’s altitude dropped 6000 meters in just over two minutes, a trajectory that piqued the interest of experts.
Watch how the plane crashed in China – Photo: Arte g1 – Photo: Arte g1
Residents of the village closest to the accident this morning spoke with members of the rescue team and reported a very loud noise as the plane landed, followed by two loud bangs. They also said they saw many pieces of the plane disintegrate.
The police surrounded the place and prevented journalists from entering the village. The day before, a publication published by the state-owned Xinhua News Agency showed the company’s journalists at the scene.
President ChinaXi Jinping has ordered a thorough investigation to determine the causes of the accident as soon as possible. But state media said the case was “blurry”.
Drone shows crash site in China
Rescue teams work at the crash site on Tuesday (22) – Photo: CNS / via AFP
The Civil Aviation Agency has not yet clarified whether there was any dialogue between the pilots and the communications tower prior to the accident. According to FlightRadar24, which monitors flights around the world, the plane lost contact with the towers while flying over the city of Wuzhou, also in the south of the country.
Jean-Paul Troddick, former director of the French Bureau of Investigation and Aviation Safety Analysis, told AFP that FlightRadar24’s data was “extremely unusual”.
The plane, a Boeing 737-800, has been in service for six years and has a good flight safety record., also according to FlightRadar24. Boeing said it was gathering more information from local authorities to launch an investigation into the case. Chinese state media reported that the airline suspended flights with the same aircraft model.
Beijing residents view pictures of plane wreckage at the crash site on Tuesday (22) – Photo: Reuters
“The wreckage of the plane has been found at the scene, but so far none of the plane’s occupants with whom contact has been lost have been found,” state broadcaster CCTV said on Tuesday morning. China.
Chinese state media said search teams had not yet found any signs of survivors. On Monday (21), the China Eastern Airlines issued a statement regretting the accident, but mentioned the number of victims or survivors and did not provide any explanation for the possible causes.
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