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China air crash: All 132 people on board China airliner confirmed dead as second black box recovered


All 132 people on board the China Eastern Airlines jetliner that crashed in the densely forested mountains of southern China Monday are dead, China’s aviation authorities confirmed Saturday night.

For days, rescue teams had been combing through the crash site – wading through heavy mud and thicket, scattered with debris and plane parts – in southern China’s Guangxi region, while desperate family members waited for news of their loved ones.

China’s Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) said they have identified 120 of the victims using DNA testing, including 114 passengers and six crew members.

Monday’s crash of the Boeing 737-800 plane marks China’s worst air disaster in more than a decade. Flight MU5735 was en route from the southwestern…

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