On March 21st, a Boeing 737-800 (B-1791, age 6.8 years) China Eastern Airlines with 132 on-board (9 crew and 123 passengers) crashed while flying from Kunming to Guanghzou.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued a statement regarding the crash. It confirms there were a total of 132 souls on-board. CAAC has initiated its protocols and special units were dispatched to the crash site.
The safety record of Chinese airlines are among one of the best in the world. CAAC has announced that Chinese airlines surpassed 100 million flight hours without fatal accidents. MU5735 is the first plane crash in China since 2010.
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Flight #MU5735 was flying from Kunming to Guangzhou. It took off from Kunming at 05:11 UTC. It was cruising at 29.100 feet until 06:20:59 when it suddenly started to lose altitude very fast.https://t.co/Lwo8klGf8g pic.twitter.com/QRt7lNIuoM
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) March 21, 2022
Pictures released by state media pic.twitter.com/RVSWYIiWpR
— ChinaAviationReview (@ChinaAvReview) March 21, 2022
CRASHED / A Boeing 737-800 (B-1791, age 6.8 years) China Eastern Airlines with 132 on-board crashed while flying from…