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Black box on its way to Beijing for analysis


Zhu Tao (director of the Aviation Safety Office at China Civil Aviation Administration of China) speaks in a Wuzhou press conference, March 23, 2022.

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BEIJING — Search and rescue teams have found a black box and human remains at the China Eastern AirlinesState media reported that there was a crash at the site. This statement was made by Chinese officials on Wednesday night.

An airplane’s black boxes are two sets of technical equipment — one that captures flight data, and another that records cockpit communications with air traffic controllers. This data may help to identify the reasons behind the crash.

The Wednesday black box was discovered likely the cockpit voice recorderZhu Tao (director of the Aviation Safety Office at China’s Civil Aviation Administration of China) said Wednesday at a press conference that the search for the missing one continues.

Zhu explained that the box was sent overnight to Beijing by a professional civil air agency, for data analysis. However, Zhu noted that it would take some time. Although it appears that the storage container is complete, however, there were severe damage to its exterior.

 Boeing 737-800 flight carrying 132 people nose-dived Monday afternoon in a rural, mountainous part of the southern region of Guangxi. Officials have not confirmed the deaths or explained why this crash occurred.

HoneywellTwo black boxes were manufactured for the Boeing airplane that crashed. China’s civil aviation authority news account said, citing Wednesday’s press conference.

According to state media, rescue teams had sent remains from the site of the crash on to investigators.

In 2010, China’s last passenger plane crash was fatal.

U.S. companies and agencies will participate in the investigation as this week’s Boeing-made plane crashed.

Chinese officials are conducting the investigation. However, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board stated that it has appointed an air safety investigator. Representatives from CFM and Boeing will also serve as technical advisers. CFM, a joint venture of U.S. and Canadian-based companies is called. General ElectricThe safety board stated that the engine engines were manufactured by Safran, a French company.