A passenger plane of China Eastern Airlines crashed, and the 4,227-day flight safety record of China's civil aviation was "cleared"

  Reporter Pan Fuda

  The Civil Aviation Administration's latest report stated that on March 21, a Boeing 737 passenger plane of China Eastern Airlines lost contact over Wuzhou during the Kunming-Guangzhou flight.

The plane has now been confirmed to have crashed.

There were 132 people on board, including 123 passengers and 9 crew members.

The Civil Aviation Administration has activated the emergency mechanism and dispatched a working group to the scene.

  Previously, China Civil Aviation maintained a flight safety record of 4,227 days, which is currently the world's leading record and is now "zeroed".

  Flight data shows that after the flight MU5735 took off from Kunming Airport, it has been cruising at an altitude of about 8869 meters.

At 2:19 p.m. on March 21, the aircraft suddenly descended from cruising altitude, while the flight speed began to decrease from about 845 kilometers per hour.

At 2:21, flight MU5735 lost the ADS-B radar signal and lost contact with the ground.

  The accident involved a 737-800 series aircraft, and the 737MAX has not yet resumed operations in China.

On October 29, 2018, a JT610 flight of Indonesia's Lion Air crashed in the waters of Jakarta 13 minutes after take-off. The involved model was a Boeing 737MAX8; an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737MAX passenger plane crashed in 2019.

After the two air crashes, the 737MAX series passenger planes were grounded worldwide.

  As of press time, Boeing has not responded.

  【News Memory】

  Major Air Crash in China's Civil Aviation (since 1980)

  August 22, 1981: A Boeing 737 (Flight 103) of Taiwan's Far Eastern Airlines was flying from Taipei to Kaohsiung when it disintegrated in the air in the mountains of Sanyi Township, Miaoli County, killing all 110 people on board.

  December 24, 1982: An Il-18B from Changsha to Guangzhou crashed at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport. There were 58 passengers and 11 crew members on board, including 25 passengers.

  September 14, 1983: A Trident 2E of China Civil Aviation crashed in Guilin while flying from Guilin to Beijing.

There were 6 crew members and 100 passengers on board, of which 11 passengers were killed.

  January 18, 1985: China Civil Aviation Flight AN24B-5109 from Nanjing to Jinan, go-around and crashed in Jinan.

38 crew members and passengers were killed, and 3 passengers survived.

  January 18, 1988: China Southwest Airlines IL-18-222 crashed near Chongqing Airport during a Beijing-Chongqing flight, killing all 108 people.

  August 31, 1988: A Trident 2E of the Civil Aviation Administration of China crashed near Hong Kong Airport during a flight from Guangzhou to Hong Kong. There were 11 crew members and 78 passengers on board, including 6 crew members and 1 passenger, a total of 7 people were killed. .

  October 7, 1988: An Il-14P of Shanxi Airlines crashed in Linfen, Shanxi during a sightseeing flight.

There were 4 crew members, 38 passengers, and 2 people on the ground, a total of 44 people were killed, and 4 passengers survived.

  August 15, 1989: An An-24 plane of China Eastern Airlines from Shanghai to Nanchang crashed during take-off due to the failure of the second engine, killing 34 people.

2 crew members survived and 4 passengers survived.

  October 2, 1990: A Boeing 757-200 of China Southern Airlines flew from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Shanghai.

A Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-300 (B-2510) was hijacked over Baiyun Airport and asked to land. Baiyun Airport was closed and all flights were stopped, waiting for the development of the incident. At this time, the B757 of China Southern Airlines was full of passengers. And wait on the tarmac for the airport to reopen the runway.

When the hijacked Xiamen Airlines B737 landed slowly, the Xiamen Airlines B737 suddenly turned to the apron while taxiing on the runway, and accelerated to try to take off again. However, the right wing of the Xiamen Airlines B737 had hit the China Southern Airlines B757 waiting for takeoff. The fuel tank caused a big explosion. The China Southern Airlines B757 was disconnected in two after the incident. The Xiamen Airlines B737 exploded and disintegrated. At the same time, it crashed into the China Southwest Airlines B707 (B-2402) parked on the tarmac, accidentally killing 46 people on the China Southern Airlines passenger plane. Death, the tragedy of 82 people on Xiamen Airlines passenger plane.

  July 31, 1992: China General Airlines flight GP7552 from Nanjing to Xiamen No. 2755 Yak-42 overruns the runway during takeoff and rolls and crashes about 600 meters away from the airport.

107 people were killed and 19 injured.

  November 24, 1992: Boeing 737-2523 of China Southern Airlines performed flight 3943 from Guangzhou to Guilin, and disintegrated in the back mountain of Tuling Village, Yangdi Township, Yangshuo County, Guangxi, killing 141 people.

This is the most serious air accident in the history of Chinese civil aviation.

  July 23, 1993: China Northwest Airlines BAe146 No. 2716 flight from Yinchuan to Beijing crashed into a pond at Yinchuan Airport, killing 55 people.

  October 26, 1993: An MD82 flew from Shenzhen to Fuzhou. When it landed in Fuzhou, the plane overshot the runway and broke into three sections. Two people died.

  November 26, 1993: An MD82 flew from Shenyang to Urumqi and crashed when it landed near Urumqi, killing 12 people, including 4 crew members and 8 passengers.

  June 6, 1994: China Northwest Airlines Tu-154 aircraft No. 2610, on the mission of Xi'an-Guangzhou Flight 2303, crashed in Mingdu Town, Chang'an County, Shaanxi Province, killing all 160 people.

  May 8, 1997: Boeing 737-300 B2925 of China Southern Airlines Shenzhen Co., Ltd. was on the mission of Chongqing-Shenzhen Flight 3456 and crashed during landing.

There were 65 passengers on board, including 33 dead, 8 seriously injured and 20 lightly injured. There were 9 air crew members, including 2 dead, 1 serious injury and 6 minor injuries.

  February 16, 1998: An A300-600 passenger plane of Taiwan's "China Airlines" crashed into a nearby building when it landed at Taipei Airport, killing 196 people on board and 7 people on the ground.

This is also the largest air disaster in Taiwan's history.

  February 24, 1999: China Southwest Airlines plane Tu 154-2622 crashed during a flight from Chengdu to Wenzhou, killing all 61 people.

  May 22, 2000: A Bell 206-b helicopter belonging to Yuanda Air Conditioning Co., Ltd. in Changsha, Hunan Province crashed into the Xiangjiang River, killing two people, including the pilot, and injuring three others.

Yuanda is the first private enterprise to purchase business aircraft in China. The company's purchase of jet aircraft in 1997 has caused great repercussions in China.

  June 22, 2000: Around 3:00 pm, a Y-7 passenger plane of Wuhan Airlines from Enshi, Hubei to Wuhan crashed in the suburbs of Wuhan. When the plane crashed, it crashed into a pump boat on the south bank of the Han River, which was on board at the time. All seven people on the job were killed.

Including the 44 dead on board, a total of 51 people were killed in the crash.

  April 15, 2002: Air China flight CA129 Beijing-Busan crashed in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.

With 155 passengers and 11 crew members on board, the death toll was determined to be 122, 6 missing and 38 survivors.

  May 7, 2002: A China Northern Airlines McDonnell Douglas 82 crashed in the waters off Dalian.

All 103 passengers and nine crew members on board were killed.

  May 25, 2002: Taiwan's "China Airlines Boeing 747" CI611 crashed in the waters near Penghu, killing all 225 passengers and crew on board.

  May 18, 2004: In the morning, an Azerbaijani cargo plane crashed near Urumqi Airport in Xinjiang, killing all 7 crew members, including 6 from Ukraine and 1 from Azerbaijan.

  May 28, 2004: A South African small plane crashed near Changsha, Hunan Province.

The only South African pilot on the plane was killed.

  June 30, 2004: A J-7 military plane crashed about 80 kilometers away from the urban area of ​​Wuhan due to a thunderstorm failure during the return trip from training.

One person on the ground (children) was killed and one injured, and two houses were burned. The pilot landed safely after parachuting.

  September 16, 2004: Around 15:00 pm, a helicopter carrying out an aerial photography mission crashed near Yuyao Jade Garden in Zhejiang Province, killing 4 crew members and passengers and injuring 3 passengers.

  November 21, 2004: At 8:21, Bombardier CRJ200, flight MU5210 from Baotou City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to Shanghai, crashed into a lake in Nanhai Park near the airport shortly after takeoff.

All 53 people on board, including 47 passengers and 6 crew members, were killed, along with a ground park worker.

As of about 17:10, the remains of all 54 victims in the accident have been found.

The number of people killed in the "11.21" air accident was 55, of which 53 were killed on the plane and 2 were killed on the ground.

  August 24, 2010: At 21:38:08, Henan Airlines Co., Ltd.'s model is ERJ-190, and its registration number is B-3130. The VD8387 scheduled passenger flight from Harbin to Yichun was in Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province. Lindu Airport crashed at a distance of 690 meters from the runway (47°44'52" north latitude, 129°02'34" east longitude) on approach to Runway 30 of Lindu Airport, and some passengers were thrown out of the cabin during the crash.

There were 91 passengers on board, including 5 children.

The accident killed 44 people, injured 52 people, and caused a direct economic loss of 308.91 million yuan.

The accident was a controlled flight into terrain, and the cause of the accident was pilot error.

  March 21, 2022: A Boeing 737 of China Eastern Airlines lost contact over Wuzhou during the Kunming-Guangzhou flight.

The plane has now been confirmed to have crashed.

There were 132 people on board, including 123 passengers and 9 crew members.

The Civil Aviation Administration has activated the emergency mechanism and dispatched a working group to the scene.