On March 21, flight MU5735 of China Eastern Airlines on the way from Kunming city (Yunnan province) to Guangzhou city (Guangdong province) crashed and crashed in the mountains near Teng district, Ngo city. Chau, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
There were 132 people in total, including 123 passengers and 9 crew members on planeall of which are presumed dead.
It is known that the airline will have to compensate each victim’s family no more than 400,000 yuan (equivalent to more than 1.4 billion dong). This is the maximum compensation for the families of victims of a domestic flight that was set by the Civil Aviation Administration of China in 2006.
After 16 years, this maximum compensation has remained the same, while China’s GDP (gross domestic product) per capita has increased sixfold, from $2,000 to $12,000.
Search and rescue work is still underway at the scene. Photo: Xinhua
After the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in 2014, lawyer Zhang Qihuai, the legal representative of the families of the Chinese victims, once said in an interview with Chinese media, “The level Passenger compensation should be raised to a maximum of 1 million yuan (more than 3.5 billion dong).”
On Chinese social media in recent days, many people have also voiced that the current maximum compensation of 400,000 yuan is “outdated”, no longer suitable for the current situation.
Regarding search and rescue work, as of March 25, one of the two black boxes of the Boeing 737 aircraft has been found. This black box is a cockpit voice recorder, it was sent to Beijing for authorities to collect data and analyze the cause of the accident.
The black box was found at the scene of the accident. Photo: Xinhua
According to Dailian
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