A sudden human intervention in the aircraft’s controls appears to have caused a flight from eastern China to crash nearly vertically into the mountains of South China in March, killing all 132 passengers on board, according to preliminary findings from US officials investigating the crash.
The findings come in part from information recovered from the Boeing 737 flight data recorder, known as a “black box.” Wall Street Journal reportsHe cited anonymous sources familiar with the US investigation.
“The plane did as told by someone in the cockpit,” one person said. diary.
The Chinese authorities leading the accident investigation did not identify any obvious mechanical or flight issues with the aircraft. Air regulators and Boeing istelf are not working on new accident-related safety directives or warnings.
The China East flight was in a widely used Boeing model 737-800 with one of the best safety records in commercial aviation.
Taken together, these findings suggest that, although official statements on the investigation emphasize that the investigation is ongoing, one of the plane’s pilots could have caused a nose dive, or that someone did so by breaking into the cockpit.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China has yet to determine the final cause of the crash, and China Eastern said the pilot who previously flew the plane was in good physical, emotional and financial health.
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