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Russian Airliner Crashes In Indonesia

A Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 with around 50 people aboard went missing from radar screens during a promotional flight just south of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on May 9. Wreckage suggested it had slammed into the side of a dormant volcano, with no initial signs of survivors from among the diplomats, businessmen, journalists, and crew.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger plane at Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport in a May 9 photo.
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The Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger plane at Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport in a May 9 photo.

A handout photo of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 that crashed as it took off for a demonstration flight on May 9 from Jakarta's Halim Perdanakusuma Airport.
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A handout photo of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 that crashed as it took off for a demonstration flight on May 9 from Jakarta's Halim Perdanakusuma Airport.

A view of the Sukhoi aircraft's wreckage on Mount Salak, in the West Java province of Indonesia, on May 10.
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A view of the Sukhoi aircraft's wreckage on Mount Salak, in the West Java province of Indonesia, on May 10.

Relatives of a passenger of the missing Sukhoi aircraft grieve as the ill-fated plane's passenger list is checked at Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport in Jakarta.
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Relatives of a passenger of the missing Sukhoi aircraft grieve as the ill-fated plane's passenger list is checked at Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport in Jakarta.

The plane's manufacturer, Sukhoi, is trying to enter the commercial aircraft market after years making military jets like the Su-35 and T-50 in this shot from a 2011 test flight.
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The plane's manufacturer, Sukhoi, is trying to enter the commercial aircraft market after years making military jets like the Su-35 and T-50 in this shot from a 2011 test flight.

An Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 like the one that crashed is seen landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on March 28.
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An Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 like the one that crashed is seen landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on March 28.

Soldiers and members of a search-and-rescue team rushed to the crash site in hopes that some of the 50 or so passengers and crew survived.
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Soldiers and members of a search-and-rescue team rushed to the crash site in hopes that some of the 50 or so passengers and crew survived.

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