Plane crash in China (2): Beijing wonders
Footage captured by surveillance cameras at a manufacturing plant - VIDEO
China is reeling from the tragedy of the China Eastern Airlines B-737/800 aircraft that crashed in the mountains of Guanxi, China, killing 132 people on board, including nine crew members. The model of the aircraft, which was seven years old, is considered a predecessor of the B-737 Max that was the protagonist of two accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia in late 2019 and early 2019.
"The aircraft, which was at cruise altitude, suddenly 'dives' toward the ground before crashing. This is very unusual; simply stalling would not cause this type of behavior at all. The autopilot might have caused a sharp descent, a maneuver that would not have been corrected by the pilots, a bit surprising considering the long duration of the crash. It could also have been a maneuver by the pilots, but we can't say anything about that", explains an aviation specialist, Paul Trodaec, to "Agence France Press".
Footage taken from the video surveillance camera of a manufacturing plant shows the aircraft crashing into a wooded area and the impact causing a large fire.
On the same subject see also the article published by AVIONEWS.
Below, the video:
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency