Damn... I don't wanna be a pessimist but.... what's the latest?
oh damn . Wish for the best
Problem is that air accident investigation is too slow and thorough for the 24 hour news cycle.
According to a blog entry by Flightglobal's Stephen Trimble, a Russian photographer named Marina Lystseva was on-board the Superjet 100 on the first of apparently two demonstration flights. She uploaded her pictures on her blog, showing the pilots, photographers, officials, and the ill-fated jet. It's not clear if she was a passenger on the second flight.
Her photo-blog website: http://fotografersha.livejournal.com/252699.html
I don't think there's much hope we can have. They were flying at 6,600 feet, at several hundred miles per hour, and apparently went off radar without an indication of a problem onboard, which suggests a sudden accident. If they flew into a mountain peak at this speed, or if the plane suffered an explosion in mid-flight at this altitude, well...
I sure hope to be proven wrong by some miracle, but honestly I'm afraid we'll have grim news in a few hours.
Flight trajectory. Doesn't look good - straight to the volcano
Russian crew confirmed on Superjet
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2...-aircraft.htmlThe Russian crew members of the missing Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft have been provisionally identified.
In a Twitter message posted by blogger and traveller Sergey Dolya, the ill-fated aircraft was operated by senior pilot Aleksandr Yablontsev and co-pilot Aleksandr Kochetkov.
The Russian RIA Novosti news website has also released the names of the remaining crew members, they are as follows; aero navigator, Oleg Shvetsov; flight engineer, Aleksey Kirkin; leading test flight engineer, Dennis Rakhmanov and test flight deputy head, Nikolay Martyshenko.
West Java BPBD prepares three posts around Mt. Salak
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2...-mt-salak.htmlHead of the West Java Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Udjwalprana Sigit said the agency had dispersed hundreds of volunteers to search for the missing Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) en route from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport to Pelabuhan Ratu, Sukabumi, West Java.
Udjwalprana said his agency had coordinated with the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) to focus the search around Mt. Salak, the location where the last contact with the plane was recorded.
“We have prepared three search posts in three districts around Mt. Salak,” Udjwalprana told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday night.
The posts are in Cihadu District in Sukabumi, Cibodas District in Cianjur and Tamansari District in Bogor.
He added that currently there was conflicting information about the missing plane. “We have deployed all volunteers to the site based on information we have received, however we are focusing the search in Cidahu, Sukabumi. (iwa)
It flew into the side of a volcano? How can a mistake like this happen with such a modern plane?