Crash fears as demo jet disappears
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.