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No survivors found at site of China’s Eastern Airlines crash

Chinese officials found no survivors at the crash site of a China Eastern Airlines plane that plummeted into the Guangxi mountains on Monday with 132 passengers and crew on board.

The aircraft’s terrifying descent was captured on video by a local mining company. In the video, the plane can be seen in what appears to be a 90 degree nosedive out of the sky before it crashes into the mountains and smoke begins billowing into the air. 

According to flight data from FlightRadar24, the Boeing 737 was in the air for 48 minutes and was cruising at 29,100 feet before it suddenly lost altitude, descending to 9,075 feet in a little over two minutes.

The cause of the crash is still unclear, but Chinese officials are still searching the crash site for survivors, bodies, and any evidence that could explain the plane’s sudden crash.

China Eastern Airlines has grounded all its Boeing 737-800 model planes while an investigation into the Guangxi crash is carried out. The 737-800 is one of the most common passenger planes in the world, and the plane in Monday’s crash was only 7 years old, according to FlightAware.

ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: PEOPLE.COM

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Laura is a freelance writer out of Maryland and a mom of three. Her background is in political science and international relations, and she has been doing political writing and editing for 17 years. Laura has also written parenting pieces for the Today Show and is currently working on writing a collection of remarkable true stories about normal people. She writes for FBA because unbiased news is vital to unity, and readers deserve the facts free of opinion.

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