Indonesian relatives of passengers aboard the Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 weep over news of the crash. Photo: AFP
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.
The wreckage of the Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft which crashed into Mount Salak in Indonesia's West Java province. Photo: Reuters
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.