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By Sohail Sawlani

MU5735 UPDATES | No Survivors to Plane Crash, Investigations Ongoing

CHINA, 22 MARCH 2022 | Yesterday, a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 operating MU5735 crashed after a nose-dive in Teng County, Wuzhou. Since then, new information has developed.

First of all, it has been more than 24 hours since the crash happened, so a rough count of survivors and fatalities have been made. Out of 132 passengers and crew onboard the fateful flight, no survivors have been found and all of them have likely passed on, sadly. This was expected considering the aircraft went nose-down to the ground from over 8,000 ft. However, hope is not lost as no human remains and bodies have been found yet at the crash site. Only identification cards, bags, wreckage and more have been found. This is likely due to the fact that the crash site is near a mountain with harsh weather and terrain.

Secondly, two possible causes have been made for the fatal incident, from several sources. Due to the steep decline at almost 90 degrees, the crash could be due to pilot suicide. The pilot could have purposely put the nose down to commit suicide, and the co-pilot could not recover from it. Another possible reason, which is the most likely is due to mechanical issues with the aircraft. Incidents such as these have happened before in the past due to poor maintenance.

Lastly, China has sent air crash investigators to investigate the scene in order to find out what led to the fall of the aircraft. The search for the black boxes continues, but experts are unsure if they are even readable considering the fall and the hard impact. Villagers reported that parts of the aircraft "disintegrated" upon contact, which shows how hard and unsurvivable the impact was.

A briefing by China Eastern Airlines and investigations will be held later tonight to share preliminary findings of the shocking crash.

Wreckage of MU5735 | © Unknown Source

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