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China recovers both black boxes of crashed plane: Report

Chinese authorities have recovered the second black box from a China Eastern Airlines jet that crashed into a mountainside last Monday

China recovers both black boxes of crashed plane: Report
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Chinese authorities have recovered the second black box from a China Eastern Airlines jet that crashed into a mountainside last Monday with 132 people on board, state media reported on Sunday.

"The second black box from China Eastern flight MU5735 was recovered on March 27," Xinhua news agency reported. The jet was flying between Kunming and Guangzhou on Monday when it crashed into a mountainside with 132 people on board. The cause of the disaster is not yet known.

The plane was equipped with two flight recorders – the one found Sunday was a flight data recorder (FDR) that tracks flight data like speed, altitude and heading. The other, the cockpit voice recorder (CVR), was found on Wednesday and is already being analysed in Beijing.

Quoting the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) on Saturday evening, news agency reported that all of the people on board the aircraft had died and that it had confirmed almost all of their identities through DNA testing. All 123 passengers and nine crew members onboard the crashed flight were Chinese nationals.

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