Russian senior MP calls on EU politicians not to hide heads in sand in Syrian settlementRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 26, 18:09
Three Russian fans stabbed after football match in BelgradeSport March 26, 3:28
Russia ready to take part in restoring oil production in Syria - energy ministerBusiness & Economy March 26, 3:27
Moscow disappointed over new US sanctions against Russian companies - Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 26, 1:28
US sanctions 8 Russian companies over non-proliferation lawWorld March 25, 21:53
Russia's Defense Ministry says US-led coalition unlikely to launch battle for Raqqa soonRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 19:06
Russia cuts oil production by 185,000 barrels per day as of today — energy ministerBusiness & Economy March 25, 18:30
OPEC has no objections to speed of Russia's oil production cutsBusiness & Economy March 25, 12:38
Opposition leader Vladimir Neklyayev detained in Belarus - news agency directorWorld March 25, 5:33
BANGKOK, May 11 (Itar-Tass) — The Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency dispatched six helicopters for the evacuation of those dead in the crash of the airliner Sukhoi Superjet 100, head of the agency Vice-Marshal Dariatmo said on Friday. Two helicopters were dispatched from the airport Halim Perdanakusuma in eastern Jakarta, two from the military base Atang Sanjaya in Bogor and two helicopters from the airbase Sentul, all in all, six helicopters, Dariatmo said.
He noted that the debris of the airliner is located on a steep vertical rock on the Salak Mountain. Cables will be used or temporary helicopter landing sites will be created for the soonest evacuation, Dariatmo said.
The rescuers have already advanced, they are 600 metres away from the debris of the airliner, the rocks are very steep, the plumb line of the rock is 85 degrees, but the helicopter landing sites are ready, Dariatmo said.
The paratroopers, who landed from the helicopter higher that the Superjet crash site, cannot go down to the airplane crash site yet. The rescuers on the ground going up from the foothills should cross the river. The use of helicopters is complicated by a rough terrain and the bad weather, particularly a heavy fog and high winds. About five and a half hours remains until the sunset at the air crash site.
The Russian airliner Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed during a demonstration flight on May 9. Its crash site was spotted not far from Jakarta in the hard-to-reach location at an altitude of 1.5 kilometres on the slope of the Salak Mountain.
According to available reports, the Superjet airliner was carrying 45 people, including eight Russians, citizens of Indonesia, the United States, Italy and France.