A relative of a passenger who died on the recent horrific China Eastern Airlines earlier this year is demanding answers from the airliner about the latest report about the plane.
According to The Wall Street Journal report, citing people familiar with U.S. officials’ preliminary accident assessment, black box data shows that somebody in the cockpit pushed the plane into a ‘near vertical’ descent intentionally.
The black box data indicates that someone in the cockpit inputs the controls, sending the plane into its fatal dive.
Also, as Wall Street Journal reported, investigators have not detected any mechanical or technical faults with the plane.
No one among 123 passengers and nine crew survived the worst air accident in China in March. The flight from Kunming to Guangzhou in southern China suddenly nosedived and plunged into a hillside in Guangxi province.
A man surnamed Ouyang is the uncle of an 18-year-old university student from Guangzhou who died on the flight. He told South China Morning Post:
“If [the report] is true, it’s so terrible”
“China Eastern Airlines must give us a clear explanation.”
Civil Aviation Administration of China, the country’s air-safety regulator, released a preliminary report about the plane in April. The report said that at the plane’s last moment, air traffic control noticed the plane’s sudden decrease in altitude. They called the crew but did not receive any response.