Crash / Superjet: Russian rescue team dispatched to Indonesia

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has authorized the participation of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations in relief operations following the crash of a Russian SuperJet 100, reported a spokesman at the crisis center set up at Jakarta’s airport.

“The Indonesian president spoke by phone with his Russian counterpart (Vladimir Putin). Accordance with a decision taken during the negotiations, Russia will send in Jakarta two Il-76 aircraft carrying rescuers and special equipment designed to work in remote mountainous areas, “said the interlocutor of the agency.

A light helicopter rescue Bo-105 will also be transferred to Indonesia to work in the crash zone. Russian specialists will participate in the search for black boxes and other works.

A medium-range Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100, which was on a promotional tour in six Asian countries, crashed May 9 near Jakarta, hitting a very steep slope of Mount Salak to 1600 meters. It was carrying 45 people including 8 Russians. The bodies of 14 people who died in the crash were found on Friday, twelve have already been evacuated.

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