Search ends with 49,000 pieces of plane found


Challenging task: Search and rescue workers removing the wing tip of the China Eastern Boeing 737-800 as they sift through debris at the crash site in Tengxian County. — AP

Officials said that the search for wreckage in last week’s crash of a China Eastern Boeing 737-800 is basically done and that more than 49,000 pieces of debris had been found.

Flight MU5735 plunged from 29,000 feet into a mountainside in southern China’s Guangxi region, killing all 132 people on board.

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