another tragic incident happened in Indonesia. Sukhoi Airliner Super
jet 100 is missing when flying over Mt Salak. It has 50 passengers on
it. It was said that the airliner was on its second demo flight and
suddenly lost contact. The last contact made was at 2:33 p.m Jakarta
Time. It was also reported that the weather around Mount Salak was bad.
seemed that Emergency locator transmitter (TLT) of Sukhoi Airliner did
not work as the nearby transmitter receivers did not detect any
transmitter from the craft. Even the transmitter can normally be
detected by neighboring countries’ signal recievers.
Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency had mobilized 2 choppers to
investigate the detected last location of the missing craft but had to
return fruitless due to bad weather. Ground teams are also being
mobilized to work together with local police squad to find the location
of the aircraft.
The plane started to disappear from the radar screen when descending from 10,000 feet to 3,000 feet over mountainous area.
Kompas had released a list of Indonesian passengers (36 passengers listed) who are supposed to be on missing Sukhoi plane. See the list of Passengers here.
However, according to Russian Embassy Press, of 46 passengers listed,
there are 2 Russian passengers whose names are not officially listed.
Jakarta Post, Kompas, and several local newspapers.