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Black Box From Russian Jet Found

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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 01:59 AM

JAKARTA—Indonesian authorities said they have found the voice and data recorder from a Russian jet that crashed last week during a demonstration flight, killing all 45 people on board.

The "black box" of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 was found late Tuesday at the bottom of a ravine below the dormant volcano that the flight slammed into last Wednesday. The information on the recorder will be crucial in determining what caused the tragic accident and could affect the future of Sukhoi's passenger airplane business, analysts said.

With the airline industry booming in Indonesia, particularly in the low-cost carrier segment that was keenly interested in the Sukhoi passenger planes, Sukhoi will be hoping that the recorders show that there is nothing wrong with its Superjet.

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Further reading:

Indonesia Predicts Slow Probe of Crashed Russian Jetliner

Crashed Superjet 100 ‘Black Box’ Recovered – Media

Sukhoi Superjet 100-95; registration RA-97004; MSN 95004; on the apron at Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP/WIHH).

The Superjet 100 was carrying 45 pax and crew, among them representatives of prospective customers for the aircraft, local journalists and cabin crew. RIP.

This would be a setback to the gains made by the post-Soviet Russian commercial aviation industry to gain a competitive advantage not only to the Airbus-Boeing duopoly, but also to other manufacturers like Canada's Bombardier Aerospace and Brazil's Embraer in the regional aircraft market.

Fingers crossed should the black box uncover any clues...

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