A Russian Sukhoi SuperJet with 44 people on board crashed into a volcano in Indonesia last Wednesday, with all those on board now presumed dead. Foggy weather conditions and the dense jungle environment meant it has been difficult to examine the crash site and retrieve the remains of those on board. The 44 people on board included flight crew, as well as businessmen and Russian envoys.
Aviation investigators are searching for the black box recorder that might reveal how the new Sukhoi Superjet-100 crashed into Mount Salak during a 50-minute flight, according to the Hindustan Times
. The demonstration flight was intended to woo potential Indonesian airline buyers.
Search teams who climbed the dormant volcano's slopes have been struggling to retrieve remains of the victims, and helicopters were unable to land because of thick fog shrouding the mountain, which is about 50 miles southwest of the capital city Jakarta.