The China Eastern plane that crashed in southern China in March is believed to have been intentionally crashed. U.S.A. investigators believe someone in the cockpit deliberately opened a dangerous nostril, writes The Wall Street Journal† Plane crash – worst crash in 30 years in China – 132 people aboard a Boeing 737-800 were killed.
The plane was en route from Kunming to Guangzhou on March 21 when it crashed into the mountains at an indescribably high altitude. The black box containing the logs and flight data from the cockpit was shipped to the United States for analysis because it was made in Boeing America.
The Wall Street Journal has now spoken to those familiar with the US investigation. “The plane did as instructed by someone in the cockpit,” the newspaper said, citing one of the unnamed sources.
The culprit is not clear
The Americans reinforced their initial conclusions because Chinese researchers had not yet reported any technical problems with the aircraft or operating system. The U.S. Transportation Safety Council (NTSB) and the aircraft manufacturer Boeing declined to comment on the newspaper’s findings.
It is not yet clear who landed the plane. The pilot or co-pilot may be responsible, but someone may have entered the cockpit and caused the crash.
Earlier, international aviation experts said the plane had not issued any danger signal. The rapid landing of the plane reminded them of the 2015 Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. Co-pilot Andreas Lupitz, who later suffered serious mental health problems, deliberately wreaked havoc.
China Eastern has already stated that both the pilot and co-pilot of the China Eastern flight MU5375 are healthy. They would not have had financial or family problems.
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