No survivors have been found, said Zhu Tao, director of aviation safety at the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), told reporters. ‘BANG, BANG’Si, 64, a villager near the crash site who declined to give his first name, told Reuters he heard a “bang, bang” at the time of the crash. An official of the same rank was similarly sent to the site of the 2010 crash in northeast China. “That B737-800 jet met airworthiness standards before taking off and technical conditions were stable,” Sun Shiying, a China Eastern official, said at the briefing. On Monday, China Eastern and two subsidiaries grounded its fleet of 737-800 planes.
Source: MetroXpress March 22, 2022 16:54 UTC