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China's Boeing 737 'Was Voluntarily Wrecked'

2022-05-17T21:08:47.170Z

The WSJ anticipates the examination of the black boxes of the plane that fell on March 21 (ANSA) The first indications that emerged from the examination of the black boxes have traced an unsettled scenario: the Boeing of China Eastern, which crashed to the ground last March 21 with 123 passengers and 9 crew members, was intentionally crashed and it is not clear whether for choice of someone in the cabin, a pilot or even an intruder. The Wall Street Journal exclusively reported on preliminary



The first indications that emerged from the examination of the black boxes have traced an unsettled scenario: the Boeing of China Eastern, which crashed to the ground last March 21 with 123 passengers and 9 crew members, was intentionally crashed and it is not clear whether for choice of someone in the cabin, a pilot or even an intruder.

The Wall Street Journal exclusively reported on preliminary reconstructions of the serious accident, one of the worst in the history of the People's Republic, with the plane traveling at high altitude when it suddenly changed course to crash and crash without any alarm. or a request for help in the rugged mountains of Wouzhou.

Flight data indicated that someone in the cockpit crashed a '

well-defined action, disabling the automatic pilot, the Boeing 737-800 of China Eastern, according to sources familiar with the preliminary assessment made by US officials on the causes of the tragedy that cost the lives of 132 people.

In other words, the plane, fully functional and with the crew in conditions suitable for flight, did what it "was asked to do": from high altitude navigation to the sudden almost vertical descent to the speed of sound up to to the crash and pulverization in almost 50,000 pieces.

Data from a recovered black box (the second had been recovered under conditions defined as "problematic") in fact suggested that the inputs to the commands are at the origin of the fatal dive, the WSJ wrote.

Officially the

The investigation is being run by the Chinese authorities who have provided scant information so far, but the analysis of the black boxes ended up in the hands of a Western investigative team in the US, creating a situation of discontent between the two sides.

Flight MU-5735 took off from Kunming Changshui airport on March 21, shortly after 1pm local time (6am in Italy) bound for Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong, while about an hour later it had abruptly lost altitude without sounding alarms. or signals.

About 40 seconds after the crash the Boeing had suddenly recovered slightly, but at 14.23 the ground radar had stopped receiving signals until the final part of the dive and the devastating impact on the mountainous area of ​​Guangxi.

Source: ansa

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