MU5735: NTSB & Boeing In China Working To Dissect Information on Crash

Alec Wilson from Khon Kaen, Thailand, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) & Boeing have technical advisors and representatives in China currently working to dissect information on the crash of MU5735.

This was mentioned by Jennifer Homendy, the Chair of the NTSB:

MU5735 crashed earlier last month whilst on a routine flight from Kunming to Guangzhou, with the aircraft operated by B-1791, a 6-year-old Boeing 737-89P(WL).

Chinese media outlet CGTN reported on March 26 that all 132 people on board had died from the crash.

China Eastern’s 737s All Grounded…

As a result of the crash and in accordance with China’s seriousness about the crash, the entire fleet of Boeing 737-800s with China Eastern has been grounded until further notice.

Whilst the aircraft wasn’t a MAX, all eyes are on Boeing currently as the manufacturer has only just come out of the crisis itself.

For example, on March 21, the DGCA of India placed the aircraft on a watch list following the accident.

Other regulatory authorities are watching on to see what the cause of the crash was, and whether Boeing is at fault for it or not.

With the aircraft effectively nose-diving between 24,000-31,000 feet per minute, this is also why all eyes are on Boeing because something catastrophic has happened again.

We Await The Report…

It is understood the report will take around a year to process, with some preliminary findings on the way as the technicians continue investigating.

If it does end up being a Boeing problem, then we will probably see action taken on the manufacturer’s side pretty sharpishly before preliminary findings come out.

However, the report is something that for now, we have to keep our eyes open and not judge.

All we can do in the meantime is sit back and wait and see what actually happened onboard MU5735.

This is a developing story.

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