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Chinese Eastern plane crash that killed 132 people was likely intentional, report says

  • The China Eastern Airlines plane crash that occurred in March and resulted in the death of nine crew members and 123 passengers may have been deliberate, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
  • Data from a black box discovered at the crash site reportedly indicates that someone in the cockpit intentionally plunged the aircraft.
  • It remains to be seen whether the alleged action was committed by a pilot or a passenger.
  • Chinese authorities have reportedly not found any mechanical or flight control issues. The flight was declared to have passed safety requirements prior to takeoff and did not appear to encounter bad weather.
  • Meanwhile, China Eastern denied the possibility of an intrusion, claiming that no one on the plane declared an emergency before the crash.
  • Investigation into the incident continues, with a focus on the actions of the crew members on the flight deck.

The China Eastern Airlines plane crash that occurred in March and resulted in the death of nine crew members and 123 passengers may have been deliberate, according to a new report.

Passengers flying on a Boeing 737-800 during flight MU5735 were en route from Kunming, Yunnan Province, to Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, on March 21. Their plane suddenly dropped from a cruising altitude of around 29,200 feet and crashed into a mountain in southern China shortly after 2:20 p.m.