Picture shows wreckage of missing Russian plane spotted in Indonesia
Jakarta, May 10 (Xinhua-ANI): The Search and Rescue Agency on Thursday displayed the picture of wreckage of the Sukhoi super jet- 100 plane that was broken into many small pieces at the slope of a mountain in Bogor regency near Jakarta, indicating a small possibility of survival for those on board.
The picture was displayed at a press conference broadcast live by local televisions from the Air Force Military base in East Jakarta.
Gagah Prokoso, spokesman of the agency told Xinhua over phone that the plane went down with a high speed and hit the mountain caused strong impact.
"The plane was broken into many small pieces, from that we may conclude that there is a small possibility for those on board to survive," he said.
Head of the agency Sudaryatno confirmed that there was a major crash of the plane against the mount.
The Sukhoi commercial plane, carrying Russian businessmen, officials of Russian embassy in Jakarta and journalists, lost contact during a promotion flight at 14:25 p.m. Jakarta time (0725 GMT) on Wednesday at the Bogor regency near Jakarta, spokesman of Transport Ministry Bambang Ervan said.
Eight Russian crews and 47 passengers were on board.
Rescuers were heading to the scene, but they were hampered by poor weather and unfavorable geographical condition, said Sudaryatno. "The problems are weather and geographical condition as it was displayed on picture. The condition on that day is cloudy. But whatever the condition is, we will move ahead," he told a press conference at the air force base.
Sudaryatno said that rescuers, who resume search and rescue operation on Thursday morning, needed over six hours to reach the scene through land.
While, the grief-stricken family members and relatives of the victims have flocked on the air force base. (Xinhua-ANI)
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