Relatives beg to come to the scene of the Chinese plane crash

Relatives of those on board flight MU5735 hope to come to the scene to know the progress of the rescue, as authorities have no clue about the accident.

Chinese rescue forces today had to suspend the search for victims and the black box of China Eastern flight MU5735 crashed due to heavy rain pouring down the area. Rainwater flooded the impact crater where the plane crashed, and at the same time created the risk of landslides, threatening the search force.

The search and rescue operation has been conducted continuously since the evening of March 21, after the plane carrying 132 people crashed into the mountainside in Teng district, Wuzhou city, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the region. south China. However, officials announced that so far, no survivors or the plane’s black box have been found.

Relatives, friends and colleagues of those on the flight on March 21 gathered to wait for news at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, the expected destination of the ill-fated flight.

A man surnamed Yan said his 29-year-old female colleague was a passenger on this flight and he informed her mother. “She cried so hard that she couldn’t speak,” Yan said, adding that he was also heartbroken when he heard the news.

A woman bursts into tears in the area for relatives of those on flight MU5735 at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Guangdong province, China, March 22.  Photo: AP.

A woman bursts into tears in the area for relatives of those on flight MU5735 at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Guangdong province, China, March 22. Photo: AP.

Police in Kunming and Hunan have met the relatives of the victims on the flight, asking them to provide DNA samples for forensic examination. In Dang district, the father of an 18-year-old male student who was on the flight said he and two other family members were not allowed to enter the village near where the plane crashed.

“We don’t want to make it difficult for the authorities, but we need to understand the situation,” the father said. “Please let us go to the scene to know the progress of the rescue. If my son is alive, let me see him. If he is dead, let me see his body one last time.”

Xiao Fang, from Guangzhou, said her friend had a brother on the flight and asked her to go to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport on the afternoon of March 22 to ask more about the search operation, because of her family in Kunming. no further information.

“Completely helpless, the airline did not answer any questions. They asked us to stay and wait,” Xiao Fang shared. “He is the breadwinner of the family, taking care of his elderly mother, young wife and a one-year-old son. They are deeply saddened right now.”

Xiao said police went to the male passenger’s home in Kunming to collect a DNA sample from the mother on the evening of March 21, but did not provide any information. “Families need more help,” she said.

Relatives helplessly wait for news from the ill-fated flight

Relatives of those on flight MU5735 wait for news at a private area in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Guangdong province, China. Video: Guardian.

Mr. Wen, from Wenshan City, Yunnan Province, is also patiently waiting for news about his wife. “My wife was on that flight, she went to Guangzhou to work. She is 22 years old this year, we have only been married for five months,” Wen said, adding that the whole family is rushing to move there. accident scene.

By page Ctdsb.neta team of 70 psychologists has been deployed to Ngo Chau to be ready to provide psychological support for passengers’ family members at any time.

The tragic plane crash on March 21 seriously affected the Chinese aviation industry and ended the 12-year record of safe flight for this country and the world. Chinese officials said that because the black box had not been found, they could not comment on the cause of the plane crash.

Duc Trung (According to Reuters/SCMP/Sina)

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