May 11, 2012 – Russian Superjet 100 Found in Indonesian Jungle: Rescuers who hiked Thursday to the remote slope of a dormant Indonesian volcano where a new-model Russian passenger jet crashed found no signs that any of the 50 people aboard had survived. Pictured below, rescuers search the rugged Indonesian Jungle for the Russian Superjet 100.
The first post-Soviet civilian airliner designed in Russia’s trouble-plagued aviation industry, the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (pictured above) had been amassing orders on a six-nation promotional tour through Asia. Just 21 minutes into a Wednesday afternoon demonstration flight, with aviation executives and journalists on board, it vanished from radar. Deep fog kept the plane’s fate a mystery overnight, but its wreckage was eventually spotted along the slope of a steep ridge draped in jungle growth in West Java (picture below).
Aeroflot, the Russian national airline, issued a statement Thursday saying it will continue to fly the seven planes in its fleet. Click the link below for the complete story.
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