No plane crash survivors

Authorities say the passengers and crew on board a Russian plane had no chance of survival when the aircraft slammed into the side of a mountain in Indonesia during a demonstration flight.

Search and rescue officers, who reached the crash site on foot, yesterday confirmed that no survivors had been found.

The wreckage of the Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet-100, which was carrying about 50 people, was spotted from the air yesterday morning at Mount Salak, a dormant volcano about 80 kilometres south of Jakarta.

Aerial photographs of the crash site released by the Indonesian Air Force showed debris strewn across an almost vertical section of the mountain, indicating the plane slammed directly into a rock face.