China plane crash: Boeing cooperates with China Eastern Airlines to investigate the accident
In a statement, Boeing’s representative office in China said that the company is in contact with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the US and its technical experts are ready to assist the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam. Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) investigated the accident.
Meanwhile, Reuters news agency reported that the NTSB has appointed a senior aviation safety investigator to be the US representative to investigate the Boeing 737 crash. According to the NTSB, a representative of Boeing, CFM company – joint venture between General Electric and Safran, which manufactures engines, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as technical advisor.
The international agreement stipulates that the US can act as a representative to investigate the crash of a plane made in the country.
It is not clear when US investigators will arrive at the crash site. The Chinese Embassy in Washington was not immediately available for comment.
Previously, on March 21, a Boeing 737 of China Eastern Airlines, departing from Kunming city (capital of Yunnan province) to Guangzhou city (capital of Guangdong province), lost communication while flying over Wuzhou city in Guangxi province. At the time of the accident, there were 132 people on board, including 123 passengers and 9 crew members. According to the Guangxi emergency management agency, the downed plane caused a big fire in the mountains. China Central Television (CCTV) reported that rescuers could not find any survivors after the accident.
According to Flightradar24, which tracks flights, the plane that crashed has been around for about six years. The flight tracking system last recorded the plane’s signal at 2:22 pm (local time) at an altitude of more than 983 m, with a speed of more than 696 km/h. The accident is considered China’s worst aviation disaster in nearly 10 years.
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