MOSCOW - Russia's Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case related to Russia's Sukhoi aircraft crash Superjet100 in Indonesia, which amounted to at least 45 passengers still missing.
Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said the investigation into the collapse of commercial aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 starts on Thursday.
"As part of a criminal case, investigators have analyzed the flight crew training procedures before the flight and to assess the technical condition of the aircraft itself before leaving Russia," he told reporters.
Technicians who prepare the aircraft for flight and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft employee (SCA) is responsible for the Superjet 100 project will also be examined, he said.
Russian Prime Minister has ordered an inquiry.
The plane took off from Halim Perdanakusuma airbase in East Jakarta, but then lost contact Sukhoi Superjet 100 at 14:25 on Wednesday, while trying to descend from 10,000 feet to 6,000 feet. A search team saw the wreckage of the missing on the side of Mount Salak, Bogor District, West Java, on Thursday morning.
According to an official with Indonesia, the rescue team has arrived at the scene of the accident and had found the bodies, but so far there were no survivors.