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China Eastern plane crash: both black boxes found, all 132 on board dead

Searchers find flight data recorder buried 1.5 metres underground by impact, after earlier recovering cockpit voice recorder

Both flight recorders or “black boxes” have been recovered from the crash of a China Eastern Boeing 737-800 that killed all 132 people on board, Chinese state media has said.

Searchers found the second box, the flight data recorder, on a mountain slope, buried about 1.5 metres underground by the impact, the state broadcaster CCTV said. The impact of the crash scattered debris widely and created a 20-metre deep pit in the side of the mountain.

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