Chinese authorities have said there is unlikely to be any survivors from China Eastern flight MU5735 which crashed in the Southern region of China.
The Boeing 737-800 B1791 was operating a flight from Kunming to Guanghzou when according to flight data, it entered a sudden steep dive and crashed into a remote area sparking a forest fire.
Pictures from the scene shared on social media show small fragments of debris and an unverified photo appears to show the aircraft in a complete nose down attitude.
Rescuers are at the scene of the crash and Chinese authorities will now begin an investigation into the accident.
In their haste to compete with Bombardier’s brand new clean sheet state of the art Passenger jet,the Cseries,Boeing and Airbus re-engined their older 737 and A-320 respectively,this has proven to be disastrous for Boeing as their new more efficient engines were not entirely compattible with their very old 737 design.In my opinion,they went to well too often.They would have needed to invest billions of dollars in a brand new Passenger jet.Instead,they tried to kill the competition who did just that.Boeing partially succeeded by putting Bombardier out of the Commercial Plane business.Airbus rescued the Cseries from Bombardier (that’s another story)and will continue to thrive in that segment.Sadly,because of this,Boeing’s woes are far from being over.
This is an -800 series which has crashed,
the radically re-engined -MAX series,
which had the 2 total losses in 2018 & 19,
due to the ‘undisclosed’ & flawed, automated MCAS system.