Statement from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company

“Today the Indonesian search-rescue forces discovered the location of the SSJ100 aircraft MSN 95004 missed yesterday from radars of Halim Airport when the aircraft performed the second demo flight.

The aircraft was found at the area with approximately 1,700 meter geographic altitude.

Weather conditions and wild mountain area are making the rescue activity very difficult. The first rescue team reached the place of the accident. Over 500 people are involved in the search operations.

According to updated data 45 people were aboard.

At this time, all our resources are devoted in assisting the authorities with the investigations, aimed at determining the cause of the accident.”

Source: Sukhoi

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