China Eastern Airlines offers “condolences” to the “dead”

A China Eastern Airlines plane with 132 passengers crashed in southwestern China on Monday.

China Eastern Airlines confirmed “death” on Monday and expressed condolences after the accident of one Boeing 737 that crashed in southern China with 132 people on board.

According to a statement sent to the listed Shanghai Stock Exchange, “the company pays sad respect to the passengers and crew who died in the accident.” It has not yet caused any human damage to the disaster.

The Boeing 737 crashed near Wuzhou in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and “caused a fire” in the mountains, CCTV said, adding that rescue teams were dispatched to the scene.

According to local media, China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735 took off from a large city in the southwestern part of Kunming shortly after 1:00 pm local time (Greenwich Mean Time 0500). His destination was a canton about 1,300 km away.

According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the aircraft “has lost contact with Wuzhou City” in the mountainous region of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. “It was confirmed that the flight had crashed,” she added in a short statement, adding that she had dispatched a “mobility force” to the scene. According to the CAAC, the plane was carrying 123 passengers and 9 crew members.

The Flight Aware Tracker application, which lists international flights and provides real-time travel tracking, shows that the device’s location was blocked shortly after takeoff. The last moment the plane was still listed on the plotter, it was flying at a speed of 841 km / h at 8,880 meters above the ground.

Even though it is “premature” to draw conclusions, Jean-Paul Trodeck, a former director of the Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Bureau (BEA), behaved “very unusually” before the Boeing 737 crashed. I believe I took it.

Sudden fall for 3 minutes

“On the Flightradar site, we can see that an airplane at cruising altitude (about 9,000 m above sea level, editor’s note) plunged toward the ground at 600 km / h before the collision. It’s very rare. It’s simple. Stalls don’t give you this kind of profile at all, “he explains to AFP. Experts add that food stalls in the highlands “catch up very well.”It’s about the operations we learn in the first hour of the pilot lesson […] There, it’s something else. “

Jean-Paul Trodeck proposed the hypothesis that the autopilot would “suddenly descend the plane” and “would not have been caught by the crew.” However, it “seems a bit surprising given the duration of the fall of 3 minutes.” According to him, “crew action” is possible, but “I can’t say anything more.” In any case, experts believe that “I have never heard of any particular issues with this model of aircraft,” and that the level of safety in China’s civil aviation is “totally superior.”

Therefore, the former director of BEA relies on the skills of the Chinese Research Bureau to determine the cause of the crash. A flight recorder that “usually withstood this impact” accurately reconstructs “not just the orbit, but aircraft parameters, pilot conversations,” and “all possible actions taken on the order.” You need to be able to. ..

The report has not yet been created until this important information is available. The last major aviation accident in China dates back to August 2010. It killed 42 people.