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Russian Sukhoi Superjet-100 carrying 46 people goes missing on demonstration flight in IndonesiaJAKARTA — A Russian Sukhoi passenger plane with 46 people on board, including businessmen and Russian envoys, has gone missing during a demonstration flight over West Java in Indonesia, officials said on Wednesday. Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said radio contact was lost with the plane after it descended to 6,000 feet. The Indonesia military said the plane “fell” from the sky. The plane was carrying Indonesia businessmen and Russian embassy officials, the transport ministry said. “The… (news.nationalpost.com) More...
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Not shaping up well for the pax and crew aboard the demo flight to still be "missing" after a few hours.
Agreed. The following quote paints an unfortunate picture: "A helicopter was sent earlier, but it returned because it was getting dark and raining," he told AFP. "We will continue searching by air again first thing tomorrow [Thursday]."
Sky News has a bit more info, including a report from a ground observer.
The wreckage has been found, no apparent survivors. Very sad but not unexpected.
The aircraft appears to have hit a mountain and there does not appear to be any sign of survivors. RIP
Russians stole it