China Eastern Airlines crash intentional, suggests black box data: Report

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 08:51 AM IST
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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescue workers search for the black boxes at a plane crash site in Tengxian county, southwestern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 | AP

Data from a black box recovered from the China Eastern Airlines jet that crashed in March suggests someone in the cockpit intentionally crashed the plane, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

A Western official told Reuters that preliminary investigation did not find any indication of a technical malfunction and the focus is now on the actions of the crew.

Flight MU5735 crashed as it was heading from the city of Kunming in southeastern China to Guangzhou, a major city and export manufacturing hub near Hong Kong.

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