Rescuers recover 2nd black box of crashed Boeing 737 passenger aircraft in China’s south VIDEO
Baku, March 27, AZERTAC
Rescuers have recovered the second black box of the Boeing 737 passenger aircraft that crashed in China on March 21 killing all 132 passengers onboard, the China Central Television (CCTV) stated on Sunday, according to TASS.
A Boeing 737 passenger plane with 132 people on board crashed in a mountainous area in southern China on March 21.
The first black box, which is the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), was recovered from the crash scene on March 23 but its front panel was heavily damaged, while the data was intact. The device was immediately delivered to specialists in Beijing for decoding of the stored data.
A Boeing 737-800 passenger plane operated by China Eastern Airlines headed from Kunming (in China’s southwestern Yunnan province) to Guangzhou (in the southern Guangdong province). According to the flight-tracking website FlightRadar24, the flight departed Kunming at 1:15 p.m. local time.
The plane suddenly began to lose speed and altitude at about 2:20 p.m. and then vanished from radars. The flight crashed in a mountainous area in the Teng county of the Wuzhou district in the Guangxi Autonomous Region.