(Washington, DC – March 21, 2022) On behalf of our 30,000 professional pilot membership of the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA), we would like to express our deepest sympathy to the passengers, families, friends, and co-workers lost aboard China Eastern Airlines Flight #5735.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of life following this tragic accident,” stated CAPA President, Captain Larry Rooney.  “CAPA is confident that the Chinese accident investigation team and their accredited representatives will ultimately determine the probable cause and contributing factors leading to this devastating event,” he further added.

CAPA stands ready to assist the international aviation community who are tasked with investigating this accident.

About CAPA: The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) is the world’s largest pilot trade association, representing over 30,000 professional pilots at carriers including American Airlines, UPS Airlines, Atlas Air, Southern Air, Horizon Air, ABX Air, Cape Air, Silver Airways, Omni Air, and Republic Airways.