(Crash of China Eastern Airlines) Summary: 72 hours have passed since the crash of China Eastern Airlines and six major progress has been made in the rescue

  China News Agency, Wuzhou, March 24 (Chen Qiuxia) On the evening of March 24, it has been more than 72 hours since the "3.21" China Eastern Airlines crash. What happened to the crashed plane?

According to reports from the National Emergency Response Headquarters in recent days, six major progress has been made in the search.

On March 24, search and rescue personnel were about to enter the scene of the crash of China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735 in Conan Town, Teng County, Wuzhou City, Guangxi Province.

Due to the large search area, search and rescue personnel took over the uninterrupted search and rescue.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Yizhao

Discover the black box

  The biggest progress in the rescue so far is that one of the black boxes of the crashed passenger plane has been recovered on the 23rd.

Zhu Tao, director of the Aviation Safety Office of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, introduced that the recovered black box was a cockpit voice recorder, which had been delivered to the decoding laboratory in Beijing that night. The data download and analysis work was in progress, and the storage unit was not excluded. possibility of damage.

  Currently, rescuers are trying their best to find a second recorder.

After the decoding of the two black boxes is completed, important evidence will be provided for analyzing and judging the cause of the accident.

Determining the main point of impact

  Zhu Tao reported that the main impact point of the accident has been basically determined.

Most of the wreckage of the aircraft is concentrated in a core area with a radius of about 30 meters around the main impact point, and the depth extends about 20 meters down from the surface.

On March 21, 2022, a Boeing 737 (MU5735) of China Eastern Airlines crashed during the Kunming-Guangzhou flight.

At present, on-site rescue, aftermath and investigation of the cause of the accident are in progress.

The picture shows the scene of the crash of the China Eastern Airlines passenger plane.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Chen Guanyan

Find the main wreckage of the plane

  The main wreckage of the Eastern Airlines passenger plane has been found, including: engine blades and turbine parts, engine hanger parts, left and right horizontal tail parts, aileron autopilot actuators, etc.

At the scene of the accident, search and rescue personnel also found the crew escape rope in the cockpit, fragments of the crew manual and some crew documents.

Remains of victims found

  As of 16:00 on the 24th, search and rescue personnel had recovered 21 remains of the victims, 183 pieces of aircraft wreckage and some of the remains of the victims, which have been handed over to the investigation team.

In addition, search and rescue personnel found a piece of suspected aircraft debris in the farmland of Yatang Group, Siwang Village, Tengzhou Town, Teng County, Wuzhou City, about 10 kilometers away from the core of the accident.

On March 24, 2022, in Teng County, Wuzhou, Guangxi, search and rescue work continued in the rain, and search and rescue personnel were stepping up their search for the second black box.

According to CCTV, the wreckage of the plane cleaned up at the scene was classified and placed, and important physical evidence was specially marked, which will be judged by experts later.

The continuous rainfall made the roads at the search and rescue site more muddy, further increasing the difficulty of search and rescue.

Image source: ICphoto

Does not involve "fork" maintenance problems

  Recently, there have been rumors on the overseas Internet that China Eastern Airlines has independently repaired the 737-800 "pickle fork" (pickle fork), and it is speculated that it is related to the accident.

Liu Xiaodong, head of the propaganda department of China Eastern Airlines Group Co., Ltd. responded that the aircraft B1791 in this accident was only 6.8 years old and had flown a total of 8,986 sorties, which did not meet the most stringent maintenance of the "fork" component in the airworthiness directive standard of the aircraft type. Standard - 22,600 takeoffs and landings.

The crashed plane did not involve overhaul of this component.

Aircraft complies with release criteria

  Sun Shiying, chairman of China Eastern Airlines Yunnan Co., Ltd., introduced that the maintenance of the crashed passenger plane has been implemented in strict accordance with the maintenance technical plan, and the technical condition is stable and normal.

Before takeoff, the aircraft complied with maintenance release standards and airworthiness requirements and was released normally.

At the time of the crash, the weather on the route was navigable and there was no dangerous weather.

The flight licenses and health certificates of the three pilots of the flight are all within the validity period. They are in good health, have complete flight experience and meet the flight requirements.

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