Rescuers secured by safety ropes conduct search and rescue work at the plane crash site in Tengxian County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, March 25, 2022. (Xinhua/Zhou Hua)
Search work at the site of the recent plane crash in south China is continuing after the second black box was found on Sunday, an official said at a press briefing on Monday afternoon.
As of Monday noon, a total of 15,640 people had been sent to search the core site and surrounding areas of the plane crash, covering around 370,000 square meters, said Zhu Tao, head of the aviation safety office of the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
A total of 36,001 pieces of plane wreckage and parts have been recovered, he added.
At the exterior of the core site, five drone search groups have also been added to aid the search, covering an area of around 9.55 million square meters.
The Boeing 737 aircraft, which departed from Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, and was bound for Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, crashed into a mountainous area in Tengxian County, Guangxi, at around 2:38 p.m. on March 21. All 132 people on board the plane were killed.