Chinese airline flies again with Boeing-type after crash in March

China Eastern Airlines again flies Boeing-type aircraft, one of the airline’s planes crashed at the end of March. This is evident from data collected on Sunday from the flight tracking site Flightradar24. Since the accident, the company has immobilized more than two hundred Boeing 737-800s.

On Sunday, a plane flew from Kunming city in southern China to the city of Chengdu further north. It was also announced that China Eastern had already deployed the 737-800 on various test flights prior to this flight.

All 132 people aboard the China East Boeing 737-800 were killed in the March 21 crash. It was a domestic flight in the mountains near Wuzhou, a city in the southern region of Guangxi.

It is not yet clear what caused the accident. While flying at a high altitude, the plane suddenly dove at high speed and crashed. The two black boxes on the plane have been seized and are being investigated in the US.

KLM has not shut down its fleet of approximately thirty Boeing 737-800 aircraft because of the collision. Air France-KLM’s low-cost carrier, Transavia, also operates about 90 aircraft of this type.

China Eastern Airlines is also a shareholder of Air France-KLM. The company has a 10% interest in the company.

Source: NU