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Monday, August 26, 2013

UPDATE : Crashed Sukhoi Black Boxes Now Focus of Search on Mt. Salak

Halim representatives yesterday said Superjet's ELT (Emergency Locator Transponder) was working at time of crash; Mt. Salak area graveyard for planes

The 5th Estate
By Robert S. Finnegan and Imas Kurniawati
05/14/2012

Bogor, Indonesia -

Indonesian and Russian search teams are now scouring the crash site of the Sukhoi Superjet that smashed into Mt. Salak on Java last Wednesday for the doomed plane's two black boxes, hoping for a break that will shed light on what brought down the Russian-piloted plane on a demonstration flight for prospective buyers, killing all 48 people on board.


Halim representative Amir told The 5th Estate yesterday that despite previous reports to the contrary the Sukhoi's ELT was functioning at the time of the crash.  "We are now concentrating on recovery efforts," he said. 

A rescue official stated that radio contact with the aircraft was lost at about 0800 GMT on Wednesday after it descended to 6,000 feet (1,800 metres) near Mount Salak, which rises to 7,254 feet (2,200 metres) above sea level.

The cause of what appears to be an emergency decent by the veteran Russian test pilot remains unknown.

Jakarta broadcast news station TV One reported that search teams had spotted a device that could be one of the black boxes in a tree near the bottom of the 500-meter-deep (1,500-foot-deep) ravine and are attempting to recover it.


Experts now searching for Sukhoi's black boxes
Indonesian authorities now say that they are going to review plans to purchase the jets from Russia.

The passenger list for the flight showed 50 people on board, minus two previous cancellations, bringing the total known number of dead to 48, including an American, Peter Adler and a Vietnamese of French nationality.

Adler was a consultant for Sriwijaya Air, a domestic Indonesian carrier and was also a commercial pilot, travelling internationally collecting and delivering planes for corporate customers.  He also ensured that planes are technically sound before they are purchased.

Nam Tran was a sales manager for the Snecma/Safran-GE engines and contractor for Sukhoi.


Rescue personnel also recovering remains of victims
The Halimun Bogor area comprises three mountains - Mount Halimun, Mount Salak and Mount Gede - and is notorious for plane crashes.


The three mountains are now known as the "Bogor Triangle," and Mt. Salak itself is often dubbed an aircraft “graveyard." It has also claimed the lives of numerous mountaineers.

 Several planes have crashed on Mt. Salak in the past, including a helicopter with Admiral RE Martadinata (an Indonesian National Hero) aboard, in 1966. The cause of that crash remains unknown.

Other recent plane crashes in the area include:

October 10, 2002:

A Trike Plane, PKS 098 crashed in Lido, Bogor, 1 killed;

October 29, 2003:

A Sikorsky S-58T Twinpac belonging to TNI AU (Indonesian Airforce) crashed in Kemang, Bogor, 7 killed;

April 15, 2004:

A Red Baron GT 500 belonging to Lido Aero Sport crashed in Wates Jaya Village, Bogor, 2 killed;

June 20, 2004:

A Cessna 185 Skywagon crashed in Lido lake, Cijeruk, Bogor, 5 killed;

June 2008:

A Casa 212 belonging to TNI AU (Indonesian Air Force) crashed into Mount Salak at 4.200 feet, 18 killed;

April 30, 2009:

A training Donner aircraft belonging to the Training Center of Curug Flying School in Cibunar, Tenjo, Bogor, 3 killed.



 The 5th Estate will continually update this story as information becomes available.



Robert S. Finnegan is a retired investigative journalist,  journalism professor and Marine Corps NCO who resides in Jakarta and Garut Indonesia with his spouse, photographer Imas Kurniawati-Finnegan.  They may be reached at  Indonesia:  +62 812-98-177936, +62 821-23-926857.


 

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