Crash fears as demo jet dis­ap­pears

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

A Rus­sian-built air­liner is feared to have crashed dur­ing a demon­stra­tion flight aimed at drum­ming up sales. The jet, car­ry­ing 46 peo­ple, lost con­tact with air con­trollers while over moun­tains in western In­done­sia. Search and res­cue teams are head­ing to the area but bad weather forced at least two he­li­copters to turn back. The Sukhoi Su­per­jet-100, a civil­ian plane, took off from Jakarta’s Halim Per­danakusuma Air­port at 2pm and was due to re­turn 50 min­utes later.

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