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Father, we pray for those involved in this crash and their families. We ask that You would bring comfort, healing and a knowledge of You in this situation.
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Another issue for Boeing planes and a tragic crash that deserves our prayers.

From CNBC. A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board plunged midflight and crashed in a mountainous area of southern China on Monday, according to officials and flight-tracking data.

Flight MU5735 left Kunming at 1:11 p.m. local time (1:11 a.m. ET) and was due to arrive at Guangzhou in the southeast of the country in less than two hours, according to information on FlightRadar24….

The 737-800 is one of the world’s most common jetliners. The one that crashed Monday in China first flew in June 2015. It was not a Boeing 737 Max, the plane that was grounded worldwide after two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019.

China Eastern Airlines confirmed the crash and the number of people on board via a statement on Weibo, which is China’s version of Twitter. The airline said it is sending workers to the site of the crash and has opened a hotline for family members….

Typically when a crash takes place, the country where the crash occurs leads the investigation, but Boeing as the manufacturer and its regulator, the FAA, will also likely be involved….

Chinese President Xi Jinping said he was “shocked” to learn of the incident, according to state media CCTV. He instructed Shanghai-based China Eastern to organize search and rescue efforts and begin an investigation into the cause of the crash….

Boeing shares were down more than 4% in morning trading on Monday.

There are more than 4,200 737-800s in service worldwide and 1,177 in Chinese airlines’ fleets — the most of any country — according to aviation data and consulting firm Cirium….

Boeing reported its third annual loss in a row in January, disclosing $5.5 billion in costs tied to manufacturing flaws, which have forced the company to pause deliveries of the company’s 787 Dreamliners for most of the last 17 months.

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(Excerpt from CNBC. Photo Credit: John McArthur on Unsplash)

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