Thursday, May 10, 2012

Indonesia Missing Sukhoi plane found

The Sukhoi plane that went missing at around 2:50pm yesterday with 50 people onboard during a demonstration flight over West Java in Indonesia, has been found according to The Jakarta Post. An official said this morning that the Russian Sukhoi Super Jet 100 airplane was spotted by one of the rescue helicopters.

Sukhoi Superjet 100 - Source: The Jakarta Post

The airplane was found at 9:15 a.m. this morning by the helicopter on a hill of Mt. Salak in Bogor, West Java, at the height of 5,500 feet above sea level. This is close to the height of Genting Highlands which is a little over 6000ft at its maximum level.

However, officials have not received reports on the details of the plane's condition.

The airplane was on a “road show” in several Central and Southeast Asian countries to introduce the airplane by conducting demonstration flights.

- The Star
- The Jakarta Post

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