The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) launched a sector-wide two-week inspection for any safety failures on Tuesday night, according to Reuters, as the hunt for China flight crash victims continues. To ensure the utmost safety of aviation operations and people's lives, the inspection will encompass examinations at all regional air traffic control bureaus, as well as airline firms and flight training institutions.
The investigation is difficult, according to Chinese aviation authorities, because the plane has been seriously damaged. Emergency personnel, as well as representatives from the airline and the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration, are searching the crash site, but the debris has either dispersed or burned.
The inquiry will aim to figure out why the jet took such a sharp, 9,075-foot plunge. Boeing has also volunteered its full cooperation in the investigation.
On Monday, a Chinese Eastern Airlines Boeing-737 flight carrying 132 people, including nine crew members, crashed in Guangxi, the country's southeastern region. China Eastern flight MU5735 was flying from Kunming to Guangzhou, according to flight tracking service FlightRadar24. Contact with the aircraft was lost over Wuzhou city, according to the country's aviation regulatory body.
At 0620 GMT, the Boeing airline was six years old and cruising at a height of 29,100 feet. Data revealed it had dropped to 9,075 feet little over two minutes and 15 seconds later, according to Reuters.
China Eastern and two other companies have grounded their fleet of more than 200 Boeing 737-800 planes after the fatal crash. As a mark of respect or grieving for the presumed victims, China Eastern Airlines' website, mobile app, and several of its other social media platforms were shown in black and white following the incident.