Search teams have spotted the wreckage of the unfortunate Russian passenger airliner. The debris of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 were found over the Salak Mountain at an elevation of 5,800 feet. It is feared that the entire 48 people aboard the plane are dead; no survivors were found.
The officials said Thursday that the aircraft, on demonstration flight, crashed into an Indonesian volcano. Mount Salak is located in the south of Jakarta. According to Vice Marshal Daryatmo, chances of passengers’ survival were minimal. Daryatmo further informed the media that the Sukhoi logo could be identified amid the aircraft’s wreckage.
Wednesday, the plane suddenly disappeared off radar screens. A statement from the Russian Investigative Committee confirmed that a criminal probe had already been launched into any possible safety violation(s). The rescue workers found it difficult to reach the crash site and they could not find any survivors. A spokesman for the agency introduced as Gagah Prakoso informed that the process of removing the victims’ bodies may start on Friday.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the Indonesian President, had a very brief televised address. He confirmed the news that the Russian passenger plane crashed into Mount Salak. Bits of debris would be seen strewn all across a patch of steep stripped bare on the mountainside. Meanwhile, no cause(s) of the crash could be determined yet.