February 22, 2024

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The newspaper said that the crash of the Chinese plane in March with 132 people on board may have been deliberate

The newspaper said that the crash of the Chinese plane in March with 132 people on board may have been deliberate

Black box flight data retrieved from The China Eastern Airlines plane that crashed in Marchkilling 132 people, indicates that someone in the cockpit intentionally shot down a plane. The Wall Street Journalciting people familiar with the initial investigation by the authorities in United States of America.

The Boeing 737-800 was flying at a very high altitude when it suddenly fell, crashing into a mountain at high speed. According to data from Flightradar24, which monitors flights, the Boeing 737-800 was traveling at a speed of 966 km / h, close to the speed of sound.

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A Western official told Reuters the focus was on the actions of the crew after an initial investigation found there was no indication that the plane was malfunctioning. The BoeingThe plane maker and the National Transportation Safety Board declined to comment on the case and referred questions to Chinese regulators.

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Firefighters rescue plane crash victims in China
Firefighters rescue plane crash victims in China take photo: Carlos Garcia Rollins/Reuters

In March, a Boeing 737-800, en route from Kunming to Guangzhou, crashed in the Guangxi Mountains after a sudden drop in altitude, killing all 123 passengers and 9 crew members. This was the deadliest air disaster in China in 28 years. The pilots did not respond to repeated calls from air traffic controllers and nearby aircraft during the rapid descent.

China Eastern Airlines could not be reached for comment, but The Wall Street Journal He said no evidence has emerged that could determine whether there were problems with the crash. Chinese Embassy in Washington He did not respond to a request for comment.

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NTSB chief Jennifer Homedy said on January 10 that Boeing investigators had traveled to China to assist in the investigation. According to Homendy, no security issues were found that required urgent action. The NTSB also helped Chinese investigators review the flight data recorder. / Reuters