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Mud, Confusion and Tears Amid Search for Jet Crash Answers

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New Evidence in China Crash Suggests Midair Breakup

On the outskirts of Lv village near Wuzhou, relatives are getting desperate. It’s been almost a week since flight MU5735’s sickening vertical drop from the skies above China’s Guangxi region, and still there are so many unanswered questions.

A manifest of the 123 passengers and nine crew aboard the China Eastern Airlines Corp. has yet to be released for privacy reasons, the jet’s flight data recorder hasn’t been found and officials haven’t ruled out the possibility that the Boeing Co. 737-800 NG’s cockpit voice recorder, retrieved Wednesday and sent to Beijing for decoding, was badly damaged upon impact.