Video shows Chinese airliner nosedived from an altitude of 9,000 meters

Video footage from a security camera at mining operation around one kilometer away from the site of a plane crash that killed all 132 passengers and crew aboard in Guangxi Province, China, showed that the airliner nosed dived to the ground from an altitude of 9,000 meters.

According to data from Flightradar24, the Boeing 737-800 belonging to China Eastern Airlines plunged “cliff-like” from an altitude of 9,000 meters before disappearing from radar at 900 meters at around 2:50 pm today, March 21.

Video footage of the plane crashing vertically, and nose-first, came from a monitor of Beichen Mining Company. The company said, “We have installed surveillance cameras on the mountain, and the distance from the plane crash site is only about 1 km.” A staff member pointed out that he was working on the hilltop of the mining area and suddenly heard a loud explosion. He thought it was someone setting off firecrackers on the next hill, but unexpectedly it turned out to be a plane crash.

The aircraft appears for around two seconds in the 17-second video shared on Chinese social media platform Weibo.

In a press release this evening, China Eastern Airlines said that it has grounded all of the company’s 737-800 aircraft, saying that the cause of the crash is still under investigation. “The company expresses its deep condolences to the passengers and crew who died in the crash,” the press release said.

China’s Civil Aviation Administration confirmed this evening that there were no foreigners aboard the aircraft.

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One thought on “Video shows Chinese airliner nosedived from an altitude of 9,000 meters

  • March 22, 2022 at 9:05 am

    If “they” can’t manage to find a way to blame someone for this and claim who they’ve decided it was, then I’d say we will never know what happened and how. Hey, could’ve been something like the “mysterious” Lin Biao crash over Mongolia back in 1971. It was obviously a dead fall, straight down, which really has to be quite unusual in itself. Plus there was this “handy cam” right there to record it, which is also questionable. Curiouser and curiouser.


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