The image of flight MU5735 plummeting at full speed could soon find its tragic explanation. The investigation still ongoingahas found no evidence of a technical error and the hypotheses increasingly point to a deliberate accident.
«The plane did what someone ordered from inside of the cabin”, assured one of the sources consulted by the ‘Wall Street Journal’. This newspaper has revealed that the information contained in one of the ship’s black boxes shows that the collision had been caused, citing people close to the preliminary investigations carried out in the United States. The ‘Reuters’ agency has collected the testimony of two other individuals related to the case, who have also confirmed these suspicions.
Flight MU5735 took off from the Chinese city of Kunming on the morning of March 21 with the purpose of landing hours later in Guangzhou. However, when flying at 29,100 feet (8,800 meters) the plane began a sudden descent. After regaining stability at 7,000 feet (2,100 meters) for an instant, it plummeted again until reaching a speed of 31,000 feet per minute in the last seconds (566 kilometers per hour), drawing an abrupt straight line that experts described as “very unusual”.
The ship disintegrated on impact with a hill in the interior of Guangxi province. After several days of rescue work, made difficult by the orography of the area, the authorities declared the death of the 132 people who were traveling on board –123 passengers and 9 crew members–; the worst plane crash in China in nearly three decades.
Neither the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC), nor the US National Transportation Safety Board nor Boeing have issued any statement at the moment after the news was leaked. Images of the ‘Wall Street Journal’ article shared on Chinese social networks have disappeared, removed by censorship. Are conjectures, however, have surrounded the sinister From the first moment.
The Preliminary report The CAAC maintained that the radio communication remained operational until the fall began, when the cockpit stopped emitting a response. At first, the agency paralyzed all models identical to the crashed Boeing 737-800, but its reactivation in mid-April was interpreted as a way to rule out a technological failure.
Already then the CAAC responded to the rumors by assuring that the speculation had “seriously confused the public” and “interfered with the investigation”. This, at the moment, keep looking for answerswhile the mystery ends up dissipating revealing even more misfortune
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism