Stewarts’ London-based Aviation team is investigating the circumstances surrounding the loss of China Eastern Airlines Flight MU 5735 on 21 March 2022, with 132 people on board.

On 21 March 2022 a Boeing 737-800 operating as China Eastern Airlines Flight MU 5735 from Kunming to Guangzhou lost contact with air traffic controllers and crashed over the city of Wuzhou in the People’s Republic of China. Flight tracking data shows that the aircraft reached 29,100 feet before taking a sharp nosedive. After climbing again briefly, it took a second nosedive when it reached 7,200 feet and crashed into the ground, killing all on board.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the 123 passengers and nine flight crew members at this difficult time.

Stewarts’ Aviation team is investigating the circumstances of this crash with a former senior air accident investigator.

Over the last 15 years, our Aviation team has recovered more than USD $500m for bereaved families and injured survivors of aviation accidents worldwide, including more than USD $140m following Asian air disasters. We have acted for Chinese families in a variety of aviation accidents including major aviation disasters, helicopter crashes and skydiving accidents.

“In our experience, it is likely the airline will hand over control of any legal proceedings to their insurers and re-insurers, based in London, who will then instruct defence lawyers,” says partner Sarah Stewart. “Air accidents like this often involve a combination of factors. The recovery of the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder (“black boxes”) will be key to determining what caused the aircraft to crash.”

Stewarts will be providing confidential family briefings to interested families on all aspects of the official investigation as well as our independent investigation, potentially responsible parties, and the timeline for resolving claims against those parties.

For further information please contact our Aviation Partners dealing with this matter, Sarah Stewart and Peter Neenan.


Stewarts 密切关注中国东方航空 MU 5735 航班失事情况

常驻伦敦的Stewarts航空业务团队正在关注于2022331日不幸失事的中国东方航空 MU 5735航班的相关情况,该航班载有132人。





合伙人 Sarah Stewart 介绍:“从我们的经验来看,相关航司很可能会将参与诉讼的权利义务均移交给其保险公司及再保险公司,再由这些位于英国伦敦的保险机构聘请律师应诉。此类航空事故往往牵涉到一系列不同因素。寻获飞行数据记录器和驾驶舱语音记录器(即俗称的‘黑匣子’)将会是确定飞机坠毁原因的关键。”

Stewarts 将为有意获取更多信息的乘客家属提供仅限家属查阅的事件简报,内容涉及官方事故调查与我们的独立调查的方方面面,亦会说明潜在责任方以及针对责任方追索法律责任的时间表。

如欲了解更多信息,请联系我们处理此事的航空业务合伙人 Sarah StewartPeter Neenan



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