Investigators investigating a plane crash in China have found a second black box

Officials said the first black box found earlier was a voice data recorder.

The second black box of China Eastern Airlines Flight 5735 was found on Sunday as investigators tried to gather what caused the passenger plane to fall directly to the ground, killing 132 passengers.

The second black box, a flight data recorder, was discovered about 1.5 meters below the ground around 9 a.m. local time, state-owned media outlets CCTV and Xinhua reported.

The first black box was recovered on 23 March. The first black box contained a voice data recorder, according to an official with the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration.

According to state-run media, the flight data recorder was found east of Impact Crater, which is 100-feet wide and 66-feet deep.

The crash has become a mystery to investigators, including officials from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration, who are joining Chinese agencies investigating the crash.

Preliminary data show that the plane sank at 29,000 feet to 8,000 feet, leveled, and then exploded into a fireball, leaving a freefall. A video shows the plane sinking to the ground with its nose.

U.S. intelligence has no idea what caused the plane to crash. A source told ABC News that they are not canceling anything, including possible intentional downs.

The plane crashed after taking off from Kunming, the capital of China’s Yunnan province. Chinese officials said the flight was en route to the northwestern city of Guangzhou in Hong Kong.

As many as 123 passengers and nine crew members were believed to have died in the crash, Chinese officials confirmed Saturday that no one had survived. According to state media, 120 of the dead have been identified through DNA tests.

Boeing said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of passengers on China Eastern Airlines Flight MU 5735.” “Our thoughts and prayers are with the passengers and crew, their families and all those affected by the accident. Boeing will continue to support our airline customers during this difficult time. Also, a Boeing technical team is supporting NTSB and Civil Aviation. The investigation will be led by the Chinese administration.”

Boeing has postponed the investigation into the CAAC.

ABC News’ Carson Yu, Bill Hutchinson, Amanda Miles and Josh Margolin contributed to this report.

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