First Victims From China Plane Crash Were Found


The first victims from the Boeing 737 plane crash in China have been found. Officials have also confirmed that along with the first victims, one of the plane’s black boxes has also been found.


The plane was flying from Kunming, Yunnan province to Guangzhou, Guangdong province when it crashed into the mountains near Wuzhou, Guangxi province. It crashed around 2.22pm local time, 40 minutes before it was set to land.


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The Civil Aviation Administration of China said that there were 9 crew members and 123 passengers on board flight number MU5735. After recovering human remains on Wednesday, the head of the fire and rescue service of Guangxi confirmed that the first victims of the crash have been found.


What investigators believe could be the cockpit voice recorder, has also been discovered in the wreckage. The team leading the search have been using metal detectors, drones and sniffer dogs to look for victims in the mountains under difficult rainy weather conditions.