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China Eastern Plane Crash Data Suggest Intentional Nosedive, WSJ Says

Rescuers stand in a silent tribute for victims at the site of the China Eastern Airlines plane crash in China's Guangxi region, on March 27.

Rescuers stand in a silent tribute for victims at the site of the China Eastern Airlines plane crash in China's Guangxi region, on March 27.

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The black box for a China Eastern Airlines Corp. jet that crashed earlier this year suggests the Boeing Co. plane took an intentional nosedive, the Wall Street Journal said.

Data recovered from the black box suggest that someone in the cockpit input controls that sent the plane into its deadly descent, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with US officials’ preliminary assessment of the incident.