China Eastern Boeing 737 crashed with 132 passengers on board

By admin


A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 has crashed flying from Kunming (KMG) to Guangzhou (CAN). MU 5735, a domestic flight operated by a 737 with tail number B-1791, had 132 people on board when it appears to have rapidly descended into a mountainous region of China. The Civil Aviation Administration of China has confirmed that the aircraft did indeed crash. appears to have been tracking the aircraft at the time of its crash, with the service picking up the rapid descent of the Boeing 737-800. The flight-tracking service suggests that the aircraft was cruising at 29,100 feet when the event started.

The approximate location of the crash. Photo:
The service took the last reading at 29,100 feet at 06:19:59 UTC. The following reading picked up by the service from the China Eastern plane was at 06:22:16. According to the plane’s transponder, the aircraft lost around 20,000 feet of altitude in 77 seconds.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has confirmed that the aircraft has crashed. According to the CAAC, there were 132 people on board the aircraft. This comprised 123 passengers and nine crew members. The administration commented,

“On March 21, 2022, a Boeing 737 of China Eastern Airlines lost contact over Wuzhou during the Kunming-Guangzhou flight… The Civil Aviation Administration has activated the emergency mechanism and dispatched a working group to the scene.”

A video circulating on Twitter appears to show a large area of mountainous forest engulfed in flames.

MMA terminal for commissioning tomorrow

By Favour Nnabugwu


All is now set for the commissioning of the newly built international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

The brand new, world-class international terminal is one of five, being built in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu, in a bilateral arrangement between the Federal Government of Nigeria, and the People’s Republic of China. The ones in Abuja and Port Harcourt have been completed and commissioned already, while that of Kano has been completed and will soon be commissioned.

FAAN  in a statement released by Mrs Faithful A. Hope-Ivbaze, Ag General manager, Corporate Affairs, the new Lagos International terminal, which will be commissioned by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), has the capacity to process 14million passengers per annum. It is built on a land mass of approximately 56,000 square metres, and it has 66 check-in counters.

Other facilities in the terminal include 5 baggage collection carousels, 16 Immigration desks at arrival, 28 Immigration desks at departure, 8 security screening points, 6 passenger boarding bridges (out of which 2 has already been installed), 2 food courts, 4 premium lounges, 22 guest rooms and spa, 16 airline ticketing offices, visa on arrival and port health facility, as well as praying area, more than 3,000 square metres of duty free space, approximately 5,000 square metres of lettable utility space, amongst others.

The new terminal to be commissioned is expected to generate about three thousand direct and indirect employment for Nigerians, as well as enhance passenger facilitation and comfort at the Lagos airport.

The Authority will also sign a memorandum of understanding with the Lagos State Government on the 9km Airport-Shasha-Alimosho link Road to be constructed by the State Government.

46th Assembly of FANAF to host in Dakar, Senegal May 23-25

By Favour Nnabugwu


The 46th General Assembly of the Federation of African National Insurance Companies (FANAF) will be held in a hybrid mode from 23 to 25 May 2022 in Dakar, Senegal. The theme of the event is “Systemic Risks: Insurance and Resilience”.

Three discussion panels are set up for this edition:

  • Panel 1: regulation and regulatory issues in the face of new systemic risks
  • Panel 2: Digital challenges in the era of systemic risks, business interruption excluding property damage
  • Panel 3: the new scope of risk management, consulting and insurance in the face of systemic risks

Online registration will start on 21 March 2022 on the following website:

Interested parties are invited to contact:

The FANAF General Secretariat:


Telephone: 00 221 33 889 68 38

The office of the Association des Assureurs du Sénégal (AAS):


Telephone : 00 221 33 889 48 64