Second black box found in plane crash in China
Both black boxes are located in the tail of the plane. Graphics: CGTN
The first black box found on the afternoon of March 23 from the crashed China Eastern Airlines plane was identified as the pilot’s cockpit voice recorder. This black box was found about 20 meters from the main scene of the accident.
The first black box was found on March 23.
On March 21, Boeing 737 aircraft number 5735 of China Eastern Airlines, departing from Kunming city (capital of Yunnan province) to Guangzhou city (capital of Guangdong province), lost contact lost while flying over Wuzhou city. 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.
Chinese officials have so far said no survivors have been found. The search scope has now been expanded almost 5 times. It is still too early to speculate on the cause of the incident plane crash. Chinese officials confirmed that air traffic controllers tried to contact the pilots several times after noticing a sharp drop in altitude, but received no response.
This China Eastern Airlines route departs from Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, to Guangzhou, a major city and export manufacturing hub on China’s southeast coast. China Eastern Airlines, headquartered in Shanghai, is one of the four major airlines in China.
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