Under adverse weather conditions, the operation of Chinese rescuers to locate the passengers and crew of the crashed Boeing 737 of China Eastern Airlines continues.
Airplane crashed in the south of the country, in a mountainous area. At the crash site, only the wreckage of the aircraft and a few personal items were found. There were 132 people on board the ship.
The fall of the plane was swift. According to the special website FlightRadar24, in just one minute, he abruptly descended from a height of more than 6000 meters, then gained a little altitude and again began to decline sharply, writes Guardian, finally disappearing from the radar screens. According to the publication “Huanqiu shibao”, the possible cause of the crash is an engine failure.
After the crash, China Eastern Airlines decided to temporarily stop using the Boeing 737-800. The plane crash could become a new shock and crisis for Boeing and lead to the next stage of serious inspections of the company by various regulators.