Sukhoi-33 jet crashes while landing on Admiral Kuznetsov carrierMilitary & Defense December 05, 13:41
Russian athletes may take part in 2017 European championship under neutral flagSport December 05, 13:36
Talks between OPEC, non-OPEC members to be held on Dec 10 in ViennaBusiness & Economy December 05, 13:29
Lavrov says militants who do not leave eastern Aleppo to be regarded as terroristsRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 05, 13:20
Russia sees no need to establish military blocks in Asian-Pacific regionRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 05, 13:05
Press review: US pushes for new anti-Russia sanctions and Russia's military export in 2016Press Review December 05, 13:00
St. Petersburg University ranks 64th among Europe's best business schoolsSociety & Culture December 05, 12:59
Navy commander: Russia’s aircraft carrier-led group in Mediterranean is self-sufficientMilitary & Defense December 05, 12:55
Prosecutors to question lawyer representing ex-president of Ukraine over Maidan eventsWorld December 05, 12:32
MOSCOW, May 9 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s plane Sukhoi Superjet 100 that disappeared from radars during its demonstration flight in Jakarta, Indonesia, was fully functional, a source in the Russian United Aircraft Building Corporation told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
“The pre-flight preparations were conducted in full volume and the plane was fully flight worthy,” the source said.
“Communication with the Sukhoi Superjet 100 was lost in twenty minutes after the plane started its second demonstration flight,” the source said.
“The plane was making its second demonstration flight within the framework of the demonstration flight program in Indonesia,” the source said. “According to Indonesia’s information, the radio communication with the plane was lost at 14:35 local time (11:35 Moscow time), twenty minutes after the takeoff from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport. Now the search operation is underway and a crisis centre was created.”
There were 36 foreigners and a crew of eight Russian citizens onboard.
The plane started its roadshow “Welcome Asia!” in the countries of Central and Southeast Asia. It has already made demonstration flights in Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Myanmar. It should fly to Laos and Vietnam.