Russian passenger jet reported missing in Indonesia

SBN580

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An extremely sad story. May the crew and passengers rest in peace. By what little we know, I wonder if the aircraft's ground/terrain collision avoidance system failed; the mountains were obscured and they slammed into the volcano. I like the Superjet and I hope this does not end the program.
 

American6

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The plane probably crashed I think. Sad. Looks like another episode of Air Crash Investigations.
 

BoeingBoy

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No probably about it - the authorities found the crash site the day after it disappeared. I hate to jump to conclusions, but it crashed into the almost vertical side of a mountain at 6100-6200' and the initial reports said that the crew had previously requested a descent to 6000'.

Jim
 

American6

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Oh, and the Sukhoi Superjet is a brand new plane introduced only a few years ago. Such a terrible thing to have a brand new plane crash. That is a waste of money
 

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