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Loss of China Eastern Airlines Flight MU 5735

Date: March 22, 2022

Loss of China Eastern Airlines Flight MU 5735

With a sense of deep sadness our condolences go out to the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew who were impacted by the tragic incident that occurred on March 21, 2022 involving a Boeing 737-800 operated by China Eastern Airlines.

The China Eastern Airlines jetliner, Flight MU 5735, carrying 132 people crashed in the mountains in southern China's Guangxi region on Monday afternoon, according to China's Civil Aviation Administration. There are no known survivors and, regrettably, no immediate details on the possible cause of the crash are known. China Eastern Airlines has acted to ground their fleet of 737-800 aircraft.The company added that it is in contact with the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and that its technical experts are ready to assist in the CAAC investigation. By late Monday, the NTSB has appointed a senior air safety investigator to serve as a U.S. accredited representative to the investigation.

As additional information becomes available, we will provide updates.

We are deeply saddened by this loss and recognize that events of this nature can result in different reactions by all of us, many of them unanticipated. Our confidential EAP/Professional Standards support system is available to any Flight Attendant or family member across our system who may need support at this time. The confidential AFA EAP hotline number is 800-424-2406.

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