Earlier today, a China Eastern Boeing 737-800 flying from Kunming to Guangzhou in Southern China fell from 31,000 feet. As someone who was terrified of flying between the ages of 17-21, I debated even sharing this information, but I think knowledge is power.

It’s best to know that what you will see in the CCT video of flight MU5735 is not normal. It’s also not the same type of 737 plane that’s plagued Boeing for the last few years. That was the 737MAX. The 737-800 is a workhorse and is a very safe plane and you’ve probably flown it more than any other aircraft, especially if you fly Southwest Airlines often.

I’ve compiled the most important tweets of this tragedy so you will all the details without having to spend hours flipping through your timeline feed.

I won’t speculate on the cause of the crash but I do know this is not normal. The Boeing 737-800 and Chinese air carriers are safe. The cause will be revealed once investigators do their difficult work. My thoughts and prayers are with the passengers and crew and the families and friends of all onboard. No matter what the cause, this is a terrible tragedy.

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1 Comment On "Disturbing Video of China Eastern 737-800 Plane Nose Diving"
  1. GENE SHUMWAY, CONTINENTAL AIRLINES RETIRED|

    I HAVE NEARLY 17,000 HOURS AS PILOT IN COMAND (CAPTAIN) OF THE 737 SERIES 300,500,700, 800 AND 900. OVER 3,000 HOURS PIC IN THE 737/800. I HAVE FLOW THESE AIRCRAFT THROUGH ALL KIND OF WEATHER INTO AND OUT OF SOME OF THE MOST DANGEROUS AIRPORTS IN THE WORLD. I LOVE THIS AIRCRAFT OVER ANY OTHER AIRCRAFT I FLEW IN 40 YEARS AS A COMMERCIAL AIRLINE CAPTAIN. I CAN NOT IMAGINE THE 737 BEING AT FAULT. THE 737, ANY SERIES WAS THE EASIEST, MOST FORGIVING AND SAFEST AIRCRAFT I EVER FLEW IN NEARLY 36,000 FLIGHT HOURS.

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