According to on-site report, in the afternoon of March 22, members of the PAP and the militia involved in the search and rescue work of the China Eastern Airlines' crashed plane took the new task to retrieve the black boxes while continuing personnel search and rescue.
The PLA naval vessels, the amphibious dock landing ship Wuzhishan and the comprehensive supply ship Chaganhu, ended their mission of transporting disaster relief materials to Tonga and returned to a naval port in Zhanjiang, South China's Guangdong Province, on the morning of March 21.
China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735, en route from Kunming to Guangzhou, lost contact and crashed over Wuzhou city of South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region at 14:38 on March 21. The PLA Southern Theater Command launched the emergency response mechanism at the news.
Amphibious dock landing ship Wuzhishan and comprehensive supply ship Chaganhu attached to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy departed from the port of Nuku'alofa on the morning of February 23, 2022, after delivering disaster relief supplies to Tonga.