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US NTSB team departs for China to help probe Boeing crash

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) mentioned on Friday (Apr 1) its team of three investigators has departed for China to take part within the Chinese investigation of the Mar 21 crash of a China Eastern Airlines flight of a Boeing 737-800 jet that killed 132 individuals.

The NTSB mentioned “investigators will limit interactions with those outside of investigation similar to safety protocols at Beijing Olympics, which will allow them to begin work immediately without a quarantine.”

The team consists of the US accredited consultant Sathya Silva, who’s an NTSB senior aviation accident investigator

An NTSB spokesman mentioned the US team was touring on a business flight. It was not clear if team will journey to the crash website in China and for how the lengthy team shall be in China however it might be a number of weeks.

The NTSB additionally mentioned a small team from Boeing can be touring China to help within the investigation.

The airplane crashed right into a mountainside in southern China in mainland China’s deadliest aviation catastrophe in 28 years. Recovery crews on Sunday discovered the second black field – the flight information recorder – within the wreckage.

Under a world settlement, the NTSB has the best to take part for the reason that airplane was designed and constructed within the United States.

On Thursday, Chinese state media the reason for the crash have to be decided as quickly as doable, following a gathering of China’s highest decision-making physique helmed by President Xi Jinping.

Information concerning the crash have to be launched in an open, well timed and clear method, state media mentioned in a report on the assembly of the seven-person Standing Committee of the Communist Party’s politburo, China’s high management.

A nationwide security inspection also needs to be launched to forestall as a lot as doable the prevalence of security accidents, state media mentioned. If accidents do occur due to negligence, not solely will the personnel in cost be punished, the related high officers will even be investigated, state media mentioned.

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