New Russian Plane Missing in Indonesia

Jet was first designed since fall of USSR

West Java, Indonesia

West Java, Indonesia     Photo: Dhamd/Flickr

A new Russian passenger plane carrying 46 people is missing after departing on a trial flight from West Java, in Indonesia, on Wednesday. The aircraft, known as Superjet, was on only its second test flight and was carrying a mix of Indonesian and Russian businesspeople. It is the first commercial plane produced in Russia since the end of the Cold War and represents a major effort to revive the country's domestic aviation industry. A search operation is expected to begin Thursday morning.

Read more at the Christian Science Monitor

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