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The “five-star captain” at China Eastern

A report published in China during the past 72 hours alleges that the China Eastern crash which took place on 21st March was the result of a carefully executed plan by the First Officer of the flight Zhang Zhengping who is known within company ranks as the ”five-star captain”

The report details how during the preceding months, he was flagged to the flight operations department after an error he committed at Yichang Airport. Subsequently, he had failed a simulator test and was immediately downgraded to the right hand seat. It transpires that in Chinese aviation circles, any downgrade to a retiring captain is considered to be a great insult.

The report mentions that the company reduced his financial package, he was in debt and someone within his family had died during the pandemic despite being vaccinated.

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