China Eastern plane crash likely intentional

A China Eastern Airlines plane that crashed in China’s southern province of Guangxi in March this year was likely intentionally crashed, according to US media.

The Boeing 737, carrying 132 passengers, was flying at high altitude when it crashed, killing everyone on board the plane. It is the deadliest air disaster in China in the past 28 years.

A Wall Street Journal report cites an analysis by US officials that suggests the plane was made to nose dive and there were no technical errors.

Data obtained from the black box indicates that someone in the cockpit had intentionally crashed the plane, according to the report. “The plane did what it was told to do by someone in the cockpit,” he wrote – citing his sources.