At the last moment, the pilot tried to save the plane but failed
Data released by FlightRadar24, an air traffic monitoring service based in Sweden, on March 22, partly describes the Chinese pilot’s attempt to regain control of the plane during the crash. MU5735 belongs to China Eastern Airlines on March 21.
Data collected by FlightRadar24 shows that the MU5735 aircraft carrying 132 people (including 123 passengers and 9 crew members) began to descend suddenly at 2:20 pm on March 21 while flying at an altitude of nearly 8,800 m. The plane plunged almost vertically at a speed of 560 km/h.
British aeronautical expert Sally Gethin said, when the plane plunges vertically like that, the G-force (an inertial imaginary force used to explain the relative acceleration of an object when changing direction or changing speed). altitude compared to when in free fall) will cause blood to rush to the brain, making the pilot unconscious for a short time.
The last seconds of flight MU5735 crashed. (Graphic image: FlightRadar24)
After 20 seconds, the plane’s falling speed began to slow down. This deceleration momentum is maintained for the next 45 seconds, until MU5735 begins to fly at 2,263 m and then continues to regain altitude.
This could be the moment when one or both pilots regain consciousness and make a desperate attempt to save the plane, Ms. In the next 15 seconds, they were able to bring the plane to an altitude of 2,621 m.
However, the pilot’s attempt was unsuccessful as the plane descended a second time. In the next 30 seconds, the plane crashed into a mountainous area in Teng County, Wuzhou City, Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guangxi Province. The last data the plane sent back at 14:22 minutes 35 seconds at an altitude of 983 m.
The identity and flight hours of the captain and co-pilot are unknown. Chinese officials have not yet commented on the cause of the plane crash.
The plane crashed in a mountainous area in Dang district, Zhuang Autonomous Region on March 21, 2022. (Photo: AP)
Video on Chinese social media taken from the security camera of a mining center shows the plane plummeting to the ground with an almost vertical direction, then a big fire broke out in the mountainous area of the district. On March 21
Chinese authorities searched for the past two days but found no survivors, while the crashed Boeing 737-800 was broken into many small pieces. Rescuers have not yet found the plane’s black box.
FlightRadar24 says its data is recorded directly from the aircraft’s computer and can change depending on the aircraft’s sensors. The agency collects basic data from the aircraft twice per second.
Flightradar24 is the world’s most used free flight tracker. The tool uses data from navigation systems including ADS-B, MLAT and radar, along with flight schedule and status data provided by airlines or airports. This data is aggregated to create a unique location for the aircraft and displayed on the app.
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