In this photo released by Sergey Dolya, a Sukhoi Superjet-100 takes off from Halim Perdanakusuma airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 on it’s second demonstration flight of the day. The Russian-made Sukhoi jet plane with 45 people on board, including eight Russians and an American, has gone missing during this flight near Jakarta, Indonesian government officials said Wednesday.(AP Photo/Sergey Dolya)
On Wednesday May 9, 2012 a Russian Superjet 100 aircraft went missing on Wednesday about 40 miles south of Jakarta during an exhibition flight with 45 people on board.
At dawn on Thursday a rescue helicopter spotted debris on the side of the dormant Mount Salak volcano.
When a rescue team arrived at the wreckage they have not found any survivors.
A picture taken from the helicopter appeared to show that the plane hit the top of an almost vertical wall of rock.
RUETERS reported that Sukhoi’s chief civil test pilot, Alexander Yablontsev, and his co-pilot, Alexander Kochetkov, flew the plane.
35 people on board the plane were potential buyers and journalists.
The others were Russians, all from Sukhoi companies, an American consultant with a local airline and a Frenchman with aircraft engine-maker Snecma.
They are still investigating the reason of the disaster.
I’m sad and sorry for the victims, their friends and families and their friends.
They must be very sad.
In this photo released by Indonesian Air Force, the wreckage of a missing Sukhoi Superjet-100 are scattered on the mountainside in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, Thursday, May 10, 2012. The new Russian-made passenger plane disappeared Wednesday during a demonstration flight with 45 people on board. (AP Photo/Indonesian Air Force)