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China Plane Crash: Status Of The Probe And Everything You Need To Know

As investigators try to figure out what caused a China Eastern Airlines plane to crash on Monday, having killed all 132 human beings on board, the restoration of flight information recorders or one of the two black boxes, could help. The Boeing 737-800 NG plane shot out of the sky at nearly the velocity of sound before crashing into a mountainside in Guangxi, China. The aircraft's behaviour in the last seconds has mystified aviation experts thus far. According to Bloomberg News, an examination of data revealed that the pilots did not respond to calls from air traffic authorities after the jet crashed. Officials had published information about the pilots, according to Bloomberg, and all three had legal licences and health certificates, as well as expertise. China Eastern is conducting its extensive inquiry. Everything is under review, it said, adding that halting its Boeing 737-800 fleet doesn't inevitably indicate there are any safety concerns with the plane.

So far, the following is what we understand regarding the fatal accident:

Hard evidence is as follows:

The black boxes from the debris would provide the most solid evidence to security investigators about what caused the aeroplane to crash into a mountainside two days ago. On Wednesday, search parties were able to recover one of the mangled parts.

Whereas the officials did not specify which of the two black boxes was discovered, black boxes may retain audio tapes from the aircraft as well as information on hundreds of aircraft characteristics, ranging from altitude and speed to wing configuration and direction, which could aid investigators in reconstructing the final minutes before a disaster.


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At the moment of the crash, the weather was pleasant.

There were no bad meteorological circumstances at the time of the collision, according to reports. According to official Mao Yanfeng, the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the aeroplane is thought to have maintained regular communication lines from take-off in Kunming, the headquarters of Yunnan state, until the rapid decrease in altitude.

There are no issues with the jet's upkeep.

The leader of China Eastern's Yunnan division, Sun Shiying brushed aside any concerns about the plane's maintenance. Shiying stated that the aircraft was added to the fleet in 2015 June, that its upkeep was carried out according to a strict schedule, and that its technological circumstance was regular and reliable.

The plane verified all maintenance release criteria and airworthiness regulations even before taking out on that fatal day.

Several hours of flight time

Officials revealed at a presentation that the captain had 6,709 hrs in the 737 types and the 1st co-pilot had a cumulative of 31,769 flying hrs. The 2nd co-pilot had logged 556 hrs in the cockpit. They'd all had a solid track record.

Jet sped up to almost the velocity of sound.

As per the Bloomberg News analysis of flight-track information, the plane was going near to the velocity of sound in the seconds before it ploughed into a mountainside.

An impact of this magnitude can wipe proof and, in rare situations, destroy a plane's voice and data systems, which are built to withstand the majority of crashes.

There was no reaction.

After the plane went into a lethal plunge, air traffic managers tried many times to contact the pilots but obtained no answer, according to a spokesperson for China's Civil Aviation Administration. After the initial whole day of sifting through the debris, the jet vanished from primary radar at 2:23 p.m. standard time, 3 mins after it began a steep dive, according to the authority, Zhu Tao.