China Eastern Airlines has restarted the use of Boeing 737-800 aircraft for commercial flights less than a month later. The plane crash killed 132 people and more than 200 planes of the airline stopped taking off.
China Eastern Flight MU5843 – one Boeing 3-year-old 737-800 – took off from the southwestern city of Kunming at 9:58 a.m. local time on April 17, and landed in Chengdu, also in southwestern China, at 11:03 a.m. local time , data from Flightradar24.
Flightradar24 said that Boeing 737-800 completed its test flight on April 16, departing from Chengdu at 13:02 to Kunming.
Flightradar24’s data also found that another Boeing 737-800 had a test flight on the morning of April 17 in Shanghai, where China Eastern is headquartered.
On March 21, China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735 en route from Kunming to Guangzhou crashed in the mountains of Guangxi, killing 123 passengers and nine crew members. This is China’s deadliest air disaster in 28 years.
After plane crash China has recovered both black boxes of the crashed plane and said it will submit a preliminary report to the United Nations Aviation Authority – International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) within 30 days. from the date of the accident.