Flight data from a black box recovered from a China Eastern jet that crashed earlier this year indicate that someone in the cockpit intentionally crashed the jet, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. with U.S. officials’ preliminary assessment.
The company and the National Transportation Safety Board did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
In March, a Boeing 737-800 en route from Kunming to Guangzhou crashed in the mountains of Guangxi, killing 123 passengers and nine crew members in the Chinese continent’s deadliest aviation disaster in 28 years.
Boeing shares rose 5.1% in afternoon trading.
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