Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sukhoi Plane Crash In Indonesia

Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 Crash, Russian made passenger plane, Crash In Indonesia on Wednesday, May 9th 2012 about 2.50pm local time (5.50pm AEST). The Sukhoi was destroyed when it struck the side of a mountain during a demonstration flight over Indonesia, Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed into Mount Salak around 1.5km [one mile] from the spot where the plane last made contact, The sukhoi passenger plane carrying 50 people on board, including businessmen and Eight Russian pilots and technicians, Indonesian airline representatives and journalists were among those said to be on board the plane went missing during a demonstration flight near a volcano on Indonesia's Java island on Wednesday, officials said.

sukhoi superjet 100 crew photos
Sukhoi Superjet 100 Accident - The flight departed Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport (HLP/WIHH) at 14:00. It flew south and circled Mount Salak (elevation 7254 feet). After circling the mountain, the airplane began to descend from from 10,000 feet to 6,000 feet. Last contact with the flight was at 14:30. The wreckage was found the following morning on a near-vertical mountainside on the eastern side of Mount Salak at an elevation of 5,100 feet. There was no sign of survivors. Fatality index is presumed, not confirmed.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 was conducting a demonstration flight to prospective customers in several countries. Demonstrations were flown in Myanmar, Pakistan and Kazakhstan before arriving in Indonesia on May 9. Two demonstration flights were planned. The first flight was uneventful. Passengers on the second flight were reporters and representatives of several Indonesian airlines.

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