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18 May 2022

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Investigators are currently looking into the crash of a China Eastern Airlines (NYSE:CEA) jet are examining whether if it was due to intentional action on the flight deck since there were no evidence found of a technical malfunction, two people briefed on the matter said.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that flight data from one of the Boeing (NYSE:BA) 737-800's black boxes indicated that someone in the cockpit intentionally crashed the plane, citing people familiar with the preliminary assessment of U.S. officials.


Boeing Co , the maker of the jet, and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) declined to comment and referred questions to Chinese regulators.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), which is leading the investigation, did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

It was mainland China's deadliest aviation disaster in 28 years.

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