Superjet black box found
- Published: 16 May 2012 at 01.20
- Online news:
JAKARTA : A search team found the black box Tuesday of a Russian jet six days after it slammed into a dormant volcano in Indonesia during a promotional flight, killing all 45 on board.
"We found the black box at around 10 this morning (0300 GMT)," Ketut Parwa, head of the search operation, told reporters near the crash site at Mount Salak in western Java."It was found around 100 metres (328 feet) from where we located the tail" of the Sukhoi Superjet 100.The team of Indonesian searchers and Russian experts had combed the densely forested mountain for days looking for the black box for a window into how the new Sukhoi plane flown by a veteran pilot crashed.Parwa said the black box, coloured bright orange for visibility, had been charred in the crash.Sukhoi was on an Asian tour to tout its new Superjet 100, Russia's first post-Soviet...
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