Russia’s Sukhoi SuperJet-100 goes off radars in Jakarta, hijacking not ruled out!!!

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  1. H.A.

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    Russia’s latest civil airliner carrying 44 passengers has disappeared from the radars during a demonstrative flight in the Indonesian capital. Hijacking and a high-altitude crash into a mountain have not been ruled out.

    The aircraft did not return to the airport at the scheduled time following takeoff. By that time, the fuel should have been totally spent.
    Shortly before going off the radar, the crew of the aircraft had asked for permission to descend, Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency quotes an Indonesian aviation official as saying.

    It got permission to descend from an altitude of 10,000 feet down to 6,000, moving downwards in a rightward direction. According to the official, there is a 6,200 foot-high mountain in the area where the plane went missing.

    However, Indonesian aviation authorities haven’t ruled out that the aircraft was hijacked.

    There were 44 people onboard, including 8 Russians and 36 citizens from other countries – mostly representatives from major airline companies.

    The aircraft was operated by a Russian crew.

    The latest reports suggest none of those onboard can be reached by telephone.

    The Russian aircraft arrived in Indonesia on May 9 – the fourth stop on its Asian demonstrative tour, which includes six countries in total. The plane had previously visited Myanmar, Pakistan and Kazakhstan. After Jakarta it was supposed to go to two more Asian countries – Laos and Vietnam.

    The aircraft has already made two half-hour long demonstrative flights in Jakarta. The first time it took to the skies, flight attendants from the Sky Aviation airliner, representatives from “VEB-Leasing” company, and others from a Russian insurance agency were on board. During its second flight, the aircraft took the potential buyers– representatives from Indonesia’s Batavia, Pelita, Air Aviastar, and Sriwijaya Air.

    Russia’s Sukhoi SuperJet-100 goes off radars in Jakarta, hijacking not ruled out — RT
     
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    [video=youtube_share;xYaWGevbeuw]http://youtu.be/xYaWGevbeuw[/video]
     
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    chinis might have high jacked to copy SU-100 and will named them JF-100 and the chinis members here will proudly claimed they made it:taunt::taunt:
     
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    oh god stealth in the plane ..
     
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    Well it s a demo it may have crashed
     
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    Reports coming in that the plane possibly crashed with 50 people onboard which includes probably customers from other airlines.
     
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    well the potential customer include pakistani airlines indus air people also. the plane was demonstrated to them in karachi also but denied permission on technical grounds.
    if they had pakistani people on board by chance then pakistan lost few people from their well established business house the karakoram group or probably zardari's sister ( people suspect indus air is her own company)
     
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    Her company based out of India?

    Indus Air - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    But it says based out of Ghaziabad, which is in India. Or do we have two Indus Airs, one in India and one in Pakistan?
     
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    This happened at same time that Russians celebrates the Victory's Day on WWII, a symbolic date for Russia.

    The plane, Su-100, the lastest Russian novelty also can be regarded as symbolic for Russia's aviation

    Was it a mere accident, fatality, or somebody did a sabotage, felled it? This is a full plate for conspiracy makers.
     
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    ...Bad publicity. I hope the passengers and crew survived...
     
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    RIP to the victims.
     
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    Sukhoi is in trouble. But I really thought it was a wonderful jet...

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    RIP....

    That's one great shock to Russia's ambition of re-realizing its might in civil aviation. Sabotage by competitors (of unethical kind) can't be ruled out.
     
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    Its not the problem with the plane. probably a problem between the air traffic control and the pilot, as it is already mentioned that the Pilot requested to descent to 6000 feet from 13000 feet, the pilot was probably given permission to do so.

    The control room should have informed the Pilot about the mountain at 6200 feet.

    So its probably the fault of the air traffic controller and not that the plane developed snags etc. The black box will definitely provide a clearer explanation.
     
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    Also as per this image it seems that the plane would have tried to move up after spotting the mountain (It should be noted that there was low visibility at that time) The pilot would have seen the mountain a little late to react appropriately.
     
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    What happened to its Terrain Avoidance Warning System?
     

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