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Chinese jet nearly hit speed of sound in final moments before crash

Such an impact may complicate the task for investigators because it can obliterate evidence and damage a plane's data and voice recorders that are designed to withstand most crashes

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A piece of wreckage of the China Eastern's flight MU5735 are seen after it crashed on the mountain in Tengxian County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

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The China Eastern Airlines Corp. jet that crashed Monday was traveling at close to the speed of sound in the moments before it slammed into a hillside, according to a Bloomberg News review of flight-track data.
 
Such an impact may complicate the task for investigators because it can obliterate evidence and damage a plane’s data and voice recorders that are designed to withstand most crashes. One of the two black boxes was located Wednesday, officials in China said.
 
The Boeing Co. 737-800 was knifing through the air at more than 640 miles (966 kilometers) per hour, and at times may

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First Published: Mar 23 2022 | 7:26 PM IST

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