Rescuers at the site where a China Eastern plane crashed on March 21 in the Guangxi Zhuang region. Photo: Xinhua
Rescuers at the site where a China Eastern plane crashed on March 21 in the Guangxi Zhuang region. Photo: Xinhua

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China turned around its air safety record, but how safe is it?

  • Last week’s China Eastern crash shocked a nation that had not seen a fatal accident in a decade
  • Airlines improved safety measures after a string of deadly disasters in the 1990s and early 2000s

Rescuers at the site where a China Eastern plane crashed on March 21 in the Guangxi Zhuang region. Photo: Xinhua
Rescuers at the site where a China Eastern plane crashed on March 21 in the Guangxi Zhuang region. Photo: Xinhua
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