Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Missing Superjet in Indonesia


Emergency services in Indonesia have confirmed that a Russian built Sukhoi aircraft carrying at least 44 people is missing. The Aircraft in question, a 100 seat regional jet was on a publicity tour in Indonesia, and on its second demonstration flight of today, a flight that was only supposed to last 30 minutess, the plane disappeared from radar.

The aircraft took off from Jakarta's Perdanakusuma airport at around 14:00 local time. In a statement, the Indonesian search and rescue agency spokesman said; "At 14:50 it dropped from 10,000ft to 6,000ft,"

At this point in time, the aircraft will have run out of fuel. Search and rescue have yet to discover any wreckage so there is still some hope it may have landed safely.

Stay tuned to this blog for updated news....

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