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CAAC Investigating Crash of Boeing 737

CAAC is still looking into the crash of China Eastern Airlines’ 737.

An update on the Boeing 737-800 tragedy involving China Eastern Airlines was released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on March 21, 2022, one year after the deadly accident.

Using “meticulous and rigorous technical investigation work,” the authority “conducted an in-depth examination into the accident,” according to the CAAC, which collaborated with pertinent departments.

The technical investigation team “has conducted detailed examinations of the plane wreckage over the past year to determine the possible working status of key control components of the plane prior to the crash, conducted experiments on more than 100 significant pieces of wreckage, and analyzed the causes of damage,” the CAAC added.

The authority stated that it had looked at China Eastern Airlines’ maintenance practices and management, as well as the effectiveness of ground support, passenger and cargo security inspections, and air traffic control (ATC) operations. According to the update, the CAAC incorporated “essential data to assess the flying status of the aircraft in the final stage Conduct analysis, simulation validation using real aircraft.”

The “technical investigation team” has done a lot of work up to this point, including on-site inquiry, data inspection, personnel interviews, and experimental analysis. The Chinese government emphasized the need for a “in-depth” inquiry, which will go on with “cause analysis and experimental verification on the basis of the prior work.” According to how the inquiry is going, information will be disclosed “in a timely manner”.

The China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800, flight MU5735, was traveling between Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG) and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) when it abruptly descended from its cruise altitude of 29,000 feet. The aircraft’s registration number is B-1791.

All 132 aboard passengers and crew perished when the aircraft impacted with the surrounding terrain. The accident-causing nose-dive action was allegedly done on purpose, according to reports that appeared in May 2022. The 737 “performed what it was directed to do by someone in the cockpit,” according to a person familiar with the situation who was quoted by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

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