According to Bloomberg flight track data, the plane was flying at the speed of sound before the crash. Not much was known about the crash as the speed of the plane was so high. Even a voice recorder could not record the movement of an aircraft moving at such a high speed. According to Flightradar24, the speed of the plane was more than 966 kmph.
Explain that the speed of sound at sea level is 761 meters per hour, while at high altitudes, the speed decreases due to low temperature. At an altitude of 35,000 feet, the speed of sound is only 633 meters per hour.
State broadcaster CCTV said Tuesday morning, 18 hours after the crash, “The wreckage of the plane was found at the scene, but no one has been found yet.” The Boeing 737-800 flew from Kunming to Guangzhou. , He was involved in an accident near the city of Wuzhou in the Guangxi region.
The plane had 123 passengers and nine crew members on board, according to China’s Civil Aviation Administration. Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered a comprehensive rescue operation to ensure the safety of civilian aviation as well as a full investigation into the crash.
At the same time, China Eastern Airlines, one of the three largest airlines in China, canceled all its Boeing 737-800 flights after Monday’s crash. China Eastern Airlines has also changed the color of their website to black.