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SarasotaRepub
05-09-2012, 09:18 AM
Oops!!!
(http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18004097)


A Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger plane with 46 people aboard has gone missing on a demonstration flight in Indonesia, reports say.

The plane disappeared from radar screens during a flight from Jakarta meant to last 30 minutes, a blogger with the Sukhoi delegation said.

A helicopter was dispatched to look for the jet, thought to have been flying near a mountain, Sergey Dolya said.

Emergency services confirmed a Sukhoi plane was missing.




Flying near mountains...usually not a good idea.

namvet
05-09-2012, 09:34 AM
hands off. don't touch it !!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZOqZs9nDdM&feature=related

SarasotaRepub
05-10-2012, 08:03 AM
Thankfully it was NOT full of regular passengers... (http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/10/world/asia/indonesia-plane-crash/index.html?hpt=hp_t1)




Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) -- The wreckage of a Russian passenger airliner that went missing during a demonstration flight over Indonesia has been located in a mountainous area, but rescue workers have yet to find any survivors, officials said Thursday.

Teams searching for the plane spotted debris from the Sukhoi Superjet 100 at a height of about 5,800 feet (1,800 meters) on the side of Mount Salak, a volcano south of Jakarta, said Vice Marshal Daryatmo, head of the National Search and Rescue Agency.

Daryatmo, who like many Indonesians only uses one name, said the Sukhoi logo had been identified amid the wreckage of the plane, which disappeared off radar screens Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Russian Investigative Committee said it had launched a criminal probe into possible safety violations.



I don't think sales of this are going to please Putin...

noonwitch
05-10-2012, 08:55 AM
Thankfully it was NOT full of regular passengers... (http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/10/world/asia/indonesia-plane-crash/index.html?hpt=hp_t1)






I don't think sales of this are going to please Putin...


Maybe Putin didn't want the sale to go on for some reason. Seriously, I would put nothing past that man.