Information extracted from a damaged aircraft flight recorder. shows human input of orders in controls sent the plane to deadly dive, according to the Journal, citing people familiar with probe.
“The plane did what someone told him in cockpit,” the publication quoted the person as saying. who sign with According to a preliminary assessment of American officials.
Flight recorder and cockpit voice recorder has been removed from crash and sent to the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). in Washington for analysis, Chinese state media previously.
American officials in investigation focused on actions of pilot, the magazine reported, adding that it also possible that someone else on the plane could break into the cockpit and deliberately caused in crash.
Chinese investigators have not identified any mechanical or technical problems with aircraft that could caused in crash and further industry action may be required, as is usually the case in such events — a fact US officials believe their assessment is credible, the magazine reports.
CNN reached out to the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) and China Eastern Airlines for comment.
A statement to China Eastern magazine said that no evidence was found to determine whether problems with involved aircraft in accident. The airline told the Journal that the health of the pilots and family conditions were good added that their financial status was also in good shape.
“Any unofficial speculation may interfere with accident investigation and influence real progress of in global air transport industry,” the airline said.
According to the Global Times, the CAAC said the investigation is ongoing. in “scientific and rigorous” and promised to release “timely and accurate” updates.
In summary of its preliminary report is published on On April 20, the CAAC reported that two black the boxes were “heavily damaged” and “data recovery and analysis work still in progress.”
The report states that the flight crew and maintenance personnel “met relevant standards”, and there were no items on board which were declared dangerous goods and there were no forecasts of dangerous weather.
Before the aircraft deviates from cruising altitude, radio communication between the crew and air traffic control department show any anomaly, according to the report.
Rumors that the co-pilot deliberately crashed the plane were widespread. on Internet of China by the beginning of April, with some point to CAAC remarks on mental health of aviation personnel after crash.
In particular, officials should do your own best in ideological work of pilots to lay solid foundation for front line to operate safely,” Feng said.
Speculation about the pilot’s suicide causing crash previously prompted the CAAC issue refusal. “These rumors… have seriously misled public and intervened with investigation of accident,” Wu Shijie, a CAAC official, told a news conference on April 11, adding that the police were carrying out investigations to apprehend the spreaders of rumors responsible.