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China plane crash that killed all 132 probably deliberate: Reports

Chinese investigators have led the China plan crash inquiry but US officials are involved as the plane is US-made.

Rescue operation underway at the site where China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashed. Photo: Twitter (@CGTNOfficial)
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BS Web Team New Delhi
A China Eastern Airlines plane crash that killed all 132 passengers onboard in a crash, appears to have been a deliberate attempt by someone at the controls, according to media reports.

Flight MU5735 was enroute from the southwestern city of Kunming to Guangzhou on March 21 when it descended more than 20,000ft in just over a minute and crashed.

According to the Guardian report, an analysis by US officials of the black box flight recorders found amid the wreckage suggests that a deliberate input from the cockpit forced the Boeing 737-800 plane into its catastrophic dive.

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First Published: May 18 2022 | 12:52 PM IST

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