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China Jet’s Nosedive From 29,000 Feet Baffles Crash Specialists

  • Authorities will be seeking clues in China Eastern wreckage
  • Extreme profile of crash sets it apart from other disasters
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WATCH: The crash is baffling crash specialists. Sid Philip reports.Source: Bloomberg
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The China Eastern Airlines Corp. jet was flying a normal route to Guangzhou when it suddenly nosed over at cruise altitude and dove. 

That’s about all that is known for certain about the unusual crash that almost certainly killed all 132 people aboard the aircraft Monday in China’s worst commercial aviation accident in more than a decade.