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What Happened To China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737?

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China Eastern Airlines, Boeing 737
China Eastern Airlines, Boeing 737

China Eastern Airlines is an airline headquartered in the China Eastern Airlines Building, on the grounds of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in Changning District, Shanghai.

It is one of the “Big Three” airlines (alongside Air China and China Southern Airlines) of the People’s Republic of China, operating international, domestic and regional routes. Hongqiao airport, along with the larger Shanghai Pudong International Airport, are China Eastern’s main hubs, with secondary hubs in Beijing Daxing, Kuming, and Xi’an.

China Eastern Airlines is China’s second-largest carrier by passenger numbers after China Southern Airlines. China Eastern and its subsidiary Shanghai Airlines became the 14th member of SkyTeam on 21 June 2011.

The parent company of China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited is China Eastern Air Holding Company.

What Happened To China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737?

A Chinese passenger plane with 132 people on board has crashed in a forested hillside in southern China.

The China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 was flying from Kunming to Guangzhou when it came down in Guangxi province and caught fire.

The crash has caused shock in China where President Xi Jinping has ordered an immediate investigation to determine the cause. China Eastern Airlines has reportedly grounded all its 737s.

Flight tracking data suggested the plane lost height rapidly from its cruising altitude before hitting the ground.

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