The disaster occurred on March 21, the plane fell in the mountains from a height of 9 km, killing all 132 people. It was the deadliest accident in China in decades.
According to experts interviewed by the WSJ, registrars recorded crews sending the aircraft “in a deadly dive.”
“The plane did what it was told by someone in the cockpit,” the source said.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China and China Eastern Airlines, which owns the plane, told CNN that the investigation found no technical problems with the plane or communication problems during the flight.
They also denied rumors circulating on the Internet after the accident that it was a suicide of the co-pilot, noting that “the health and financial well-being of the crew was in order.”
March 21 in South China crashed passenger Boeing 737 of China Eastern airlines, flight MU5735 – from Kunming to Guangzhou. The plane crashed in the mountains near the city of Wuzhou in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China. All passengers on the flight and crew members were killed.