The trajectory of the aircraft of the Boeing 737-800 model China Eastern Airlines that fell on monday (21) south of China shows that there was a slight improvement in height in the final moments before the fall.
The video above, created with data from the website flightradar24.com, shows the aircraft’s altitude and position in the moments before the final drop – there is no exact data for the lower altitude.
In an instant, the plane is at a distance of 2,263 metres, and then it reaches a slight altitude of 2,621 metres, and then begins to fall.
To the expert heard by g1But for someone who asked not to be named, this modest restitution could be two things:
- the aerodynamic response of the aircraft due to high speed or
- Pilot’s unsuccessful attempt to gain control of the plane
Piece of debris from China Eastern Flight MU5735 after it crashed in Guangxi Zhuang, south China, March 21, 2022 – Photo: Xinhua via AP
According to him, in conversations between Brazilian pilots, there are not many conjectures about the cause of the fall – the angle of descent may indicate that the controls were locked or that some fundamental part of the aircraft had been damaged, but, most First, experts are skeptical, pointing to a cause.
Cases of plane crashes from the Boeing 737-MAX model, a different model, further intimidated experts when analyzing situations such as the current situation (737-MAX was a problem in a stabilization program known as MCAS). Gave.
plane of China Eastern transported 132 people from Kunming to Guangzhou.
There is no information about the number of victims yet. The company expressed regret for the passengers and crew killed, without specifying how many were victims.
China says rescuers have no survivors in plane crash in country’s south
Chinese rescue teams began a search for the plane’s black box on Tuesday.
According to the Chinese state agency Xinhua, about 500 firefighters, police and military began searching for equipment in the afternoon, just before sunset.