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Search operation on plane crash site in Indonesia completed

May 21, 2012, 12:08 UTC+3
Although no parametric flight data recorder was found
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BANGKOK, May 21 (Itar-Tass) — The search operation on the site of Russia’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash in Indonesia has been completed, although no parametric flight data recorder was found, Madja Daryatmo, the head of the Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency, said on Monday.

“We failed to find anything important during three days added to the search operation, although we expanded the search area,” he said.

The operation to evacuate bodies of the plane crash victims was completed on May 18. On Sunday Indonesia’s police informed that it had identified 45 crash victims.

At the end of last week Indonesian and Russian aviation specialists copied the information from the plane’s voice recorder and started to decode it. According to the existing information, the record’s quality is satisfactory.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed on May 9 during its demonstration flight in Jakarta. There were 45 people onboard – 35 Indonesians, eight Russians, a citizen of France and one American.



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