No Survivors Found in Sukhoi Superjet Crash

World | May 10, 2012, Thursday // 09:15|  views

A handout picture released by the Indonesian Air Force on 10 May 2012 shows an aerial view of a crashed Russian made Sukhoi Superjet 100 on Salak mountain, South of Jakarta, in West Java, Indonesia 10 May 2012.

No survivors have been found in the wreckage of a Sukhoi Superjet-100 passenger plane that crashed into an Indonesian mountain on May 9, Indonesian authorities say, as cited by international media.

On Wednesday, the plain disappeared in the area of Mount Salak, which is 7,254 feet (2,211 meters) high.

On Thursday, an Indonesian rescue team spotted the aircraft on the edge of the cliff of Mount Salak at 5,500 feet (1,650 meters).

A total of 50 passangers were reportedly on board of the plane, including potential buyers, diplomats, and journalists.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has established a commission to investigate the incident, RIA Novosti informs.

Sukhoi Superjet-100 was fully functional, United Aircraft Corporation reported on Wednesday. Earlier in the day the SSJ-100 carried out two demonstration flights in the Indonesian capital as the manufacturer said Pakistan's Air Indus has shown an interest in purchasing eight SSJ-100s.

The SSJ-100 arrived in Jakarta as part of a demonstration tour of six Asian countries. It has been to Myanmar, Pakistan and Kazakhstan, and after Indonesia was due to visit Laos and Vietnam.

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