The fatal crash of the Chinese plane that lost 123 passengers may have been intentional
The fatal crash in China of China Eastern Airlines, in which 123 passengers and 9 crew members were killed, may have been caused intentionally, according to US media reports.
Investigators have so far found no evidence of a technical defect on the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which crashed while flying between the southern Chinese cities of Kunming and Guangzhou on March 21.
Both black boxes - which record aircraft flight records - were found from the wreckage in the mountains of southern Guangxi, but China's Civil Aviation Administration said it could take up to a year to discover the cause of the crash. .
However, the Wall Street Journal says that people close to US officials, analyzing the data, conclude that it crashed intentionally.
The pilots did not respond to repeated calls from air traffic controllers and nearby planes during the rapid descent, authorities said.
The cockpit sound recorder was damaged during the crash and it is unclear whether investigators were able to obtain any information from him.