Brand New SUKHOI SUPERJET-100 Hit the Mountain

I don’t want to share sadness, but I want to share a fact that there is nothing perfect. A plane is a public transportation which carrying the passenger up on the sky. Most of us know this vehicle is the fastest transportation. I want to review about SUKHOI SUPERJET-100. A brand new SUKHOI SUPERJET-100 hit the mountain. About 46 people, including pilot, co pilot, and the passengers were reported dead in a Russian plane during the flight demonstration after hit the Salak Mountain, Bogor (West Java). The incident happened in Thursday, May 10, 2012. Now, all of Indonesian people watching the news and wait the rescue team find the victims. I am writing this hub while watching my television and follow the recent news.

SUKHOI SUPERJET-100 was on a demonstration flight and had potential buyers. Sukhoi flew the first demo at Halim Perdana Kusuma airport. This plane was flying around to the Pelabuhan ratu and back to Halim. The second flight like the first flight, but suddenly the airport officers lost in contact with this plane. Before they lost contact, the Russian pilot and co-pilot sought permission to the officers in the tower control to descend from 10,000 feet (3.000 metres) to 6.000 feet (1.800 metres). The pilot tried a sudden maneuver before it vanished from radar screens at coordinates 06 ° 43 '08 "south latitude and 106 ° 43' 15" East Longitude. The pilot and the crew did not have time to contact air traffic controllers. At that time, this plane just having the fuel to fly for 4 hours. The airport officers waited for more than 4 hours. So, the conclusion is the plane crashed.

Inside the cabin

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This morning, the national search and rescue agency, Ministry of Transportation, representatives of PT. Trimarga Rekatama (the company that helped organize Wednesday’s event and the agent of Sukhoi) released the pictures of the area where the plane crashed. Broken pieces of SUKHOI SUPERJET-100 are visible on the slopes of the Salak Mountain. The Salak Mountain has height about 5.800 feet (1.900 metres) and the slope where the plane crashed is about 85 degree. Rescue teams using Super Puma helicopters, found pieces of metal from the plane body. They see the distinctive mark is the logo of the Sukhoi. They ensure that there were no survivors from this accident. While the victim's family waited anxiously in Halim Perdanakusuma airport. They waited a miracle.

In memorian: Alexander Yablontsev (pilot) and Alexander Kochetkov (Co-pilot)

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From this hub, I also enclose the pictures of the pilot, co pilot, the stewardess from PT Sky Aviation and the location where the plane crashed. The rescue team difficult to reach the victims, because of the area on the slope and hampered by bad weather. Not all the rescue team can do this, only for those who have skill and they equipped with ropes. To continue the search for survivors, an air force unit will now be dropped from a helicopter. Until the Indonesian president, Mr.Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said: “An investigation must be done immediately and thoroughly”.

Salak Mountain, the location where the aircraft crash

PT Sky Aviation itself is known to have purchased 12 Sukhoi aircraft worth $ 380.4 million. That's why as many as 15 employees of Sky Aviation including flight attendants participated in this demo. Joy Flight activity is an initiative of the Sukhoi Company as a tribute to PT Sky Aviation as a first buyer's "Sukhoi Superjet-100" in Indonesia. The sad news is potential buyers and journalists were on board. SUKHOI SUPERJET-100 was on a tour, including Pakistan, Burma and Kazakhstan, and was due to visit Vietnam and Laos.

Inside the Cockpit

The first demo flight before accident

A little about SUKHOI SUPERJET-100

Sukhoi Superjet 100 is a medium-range passenger airplane that was designed since 2000. This is the first civilian aircraft made by Sukhoi which is famous for jet fighter. The aircraft is intended to replace the Tupolev Tu-134 and Yakovlev Yak-42. Superjet 100 project is fully supported by the Russian government. A number of foreigners companies who are also working for Superjet-100, such as: Finnmeccanica is the company from Italy which became the largest investor, Snecma is the French company for the engine and Thales company for the avionics device. Liebherr is a Germany firm also participated in the execution of the control systems and life support systems of Superjet 100 aircraft. This plane has FAA certificate (Federation Aviation Association) from USA about two years ago. Sukhoi Superjet-100 is competing with the company from Brazil, Embraer E-Jets and the Canadian company, Bombardier CRJ to offer a cheaper alternative. The price is about $ 35 million (£21m) per unit.

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Sukhoi Superjet-100 specification

Sukhoi Superjet-100 first flew in May, 2008 and received certification to operate in Russia in 2011 and in the European Union in February 2012. Sukhoi Superjet-100 can carry 98 passengers, including 2 seats for crew. Length and wing span: 29,9 m/27,8 m. Maximum weight when take off about 49 tons with top speed of 840 km/h. The plane is able to fly as far as 3048 km (for the base version) and 4578 km (for long distance version). Sukhoi Superjet-100 can fly up to 12 200 meters. Sukhoi Superjet 100 has features called an electronic control system "fly-by-wire" that can add and subtract the gear for landing , including brake system has a function for stability. On the interior side, the cabin of Sukhoi Superjet-100 consisting about four seats in a row (business class) and five seats in a row (economy class). But I don't know why Sukhoi Superjet-100 in the pictures consist three seats and two seats.

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Technical malfunction or human error could be the main causes behind a Russian Superjet 100. The conclusions on the crash that left 46 people dead are yet to be drawn. Personally, I believe that "Everything in God's hand". We might remember this quote: "Man proposes but God disposes". Anything sophisticated from the human creation, nothing can beat the destiny of God. I hope we can learn from this hub and still “Down to earth” or humble....amen!

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Freya Cesare 4 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Pray for the victims and the family they leave behind. Such a shocking tragedy. Hopefully the rescue team will able to evacuate all victims as soon as possible.


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Green Lotus 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

This is so sad; such a tragedy. Thanks for putting out this Hub. Most of us hear the news but never pay attention to the details. I pray for the families and hope they will find survivors.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is such a heart wrenching event. Thank you Prasetio.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Freya. Thank you very much for coming. I have the same feeling with you. Until now I still monitor the progress of the evacuation. I wish all victims can be found and can be identified by the family as soon as possible.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Green Lotus. Thank you very much for your attention to this tragedy. I accept your condolences and we still pray that the rescue team will find the survivors...amen!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Ruby. We hope the best for the victims. I hope we can learn from this incident. We must be careful and stay focused though we ride something brand new. Have a nice day!

Prasetio


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Life is so fragile and who can know when we walk out our door if we will walk back in it. I hope they all knew God. God bless you, friend.


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dali48 4 years ago from Germany

Thank you prasetio30, for your Hub about "Sukhoi Superjet-100" - I ask myself why did the Russian pilot and co-pilot seek permission to the officers in the tower control to descend from 10,000 feet (3.000 metres) to 6.000 feet (1.800 metres), before they lost contact in an unknown area with 1.900 metres high mountains (Salak Mountain)...


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Jackie Lynnley. Thanks for coming. I agree with you that we can't predict everything. God bless you too!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, dali48. Thank you very much for coming. The officers in the airport control has the same question as you. 6000 metres was close with the height of the Salak Mountain. The pilot and co-pilot should learn about the area before flew the plane.

Prasetio


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

What a terrible tragedy, out thoughts and prayers are with the families.

Thank you Prasetio.


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GusTheRedneck 4 years ago from USA

Hi prasetio30 - I have long considered that if man were meant to go to sea, man would have built-in gills.Were he meant to fly, man would have been born with wings. That said, it is always sad when an aircraft hits a mountain. Both the aircraft and the mountain suffer from the collision.

Gus :-)))


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Lesley for your condolences. I hope the search process was completed soon. ~prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, GusTheRedneck. Thank you very much for coming and share your opinion about this topic. Nice imagination if man were meant to go to sea or fly on the sky. But for this accident, we all need pray a lot. Have a nice day!

Prasetio


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b. Malin 4 years ago

How very Sad for all the Loved ones, as well as Friends and Families, waiting for word of what happened...My Thoughts and Prayers are with them.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Prasetio,

These types of accidents are always so sad for everyone involved. Hopefully they will learn the cause so that that such things in the future may be avoided. Am sure the family members of the victims just want their bodies recovered at this point so that they can be honorably remembered in whatever rituals they hold dear. Very sad!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, b.Malin for your condolences. The rescue team had found 24 dead body among 46 victims. I hope the will find the rest of the victim, including the pilot and the black box to solve the mystery behind the accident. ~prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Peggy. I think we want the best for the rescue team to find all the victims as soon as possible. They chased by the time. I wish the black box was found to reveal the cause behind this tragedy and such things in the future may be avoided. God bless you!

Prasetio


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

This is a terrible tragedy, pras. From your description of the accident, it would appear that the pilots may have had a problem with the airplane before it struck the mountain since they requested permission to fly at a lower altitude. We may never know the exact details.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, drbj. I hope the best for the victims will be found soon and for the family as well. There are many factors why this incident happened in the brand new aircraft. Take care and have a nice day!

Prasetio


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Prasetio

A terrible tragedy. My prayers are with the families.

Thank you for sharing my friend.

Take care :)


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Sueswan for coming and your prayer very valuable. The latest news said that all the victims had been found. I hope the family surrendered this fate to God. Take care and have a nice day. ~Prasetio


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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Hi Prasetio,

Tragedies like this are always sad. Everything in life has a certain risk and we have to accept the dangers along with the good that such inventions as airplanes bring.Shared this hub with followers.


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Hi Prasetio,

Very interesting hub about the airline industry. I still remember in my country after 9-11 happened. I had friends who cancelled their upcoming flights because of the incident; I remember friends who went ahead and took their vacations regardless of what had just happened. I'm definately of the latter opinion, because, no one knows how much time they have on this earth...we need to enjoy life as much as possible while we can.

Well written hub and the pictures are great as well.

John


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dinkan53 4 years ago from India

When i read such stories i feel sad and really want to help them but as you said nothing is in our hands. Explore news, videos, and much more based on what is happening around the world is great work Prasetio. Thanks for sharing. Rated as useful and share with my followers.


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Dawnrichard 4 years ago

Very sad, But now a days its more less accidents happening because of new techniques. God i request you please save the people.

Dawnrichard


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ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

Russian aviation seems to have a history of these kinds of incidents. At least it seems that way over the years.

The pictures and the specification for the plane was a good touch for the hub. The specifications for the plane were not very impressive. In the United States it would be used for domestic service only. Its speed, and altitude and passenger load seem to be nothing special.

Fly by wire is nothing special today, but it does require some independent redundancy for the areas of the plane it controls.

You didn't mention if it had better fuel efficiency than its competitors. Fuel efficiency would certain be important, especially with today's high fuel costs.

Thanks


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Brother, dahoglund. Thank you very much for coming. Everything has risk including this plane. But we should be careful especially for the new area. So, learning still needed. Take care!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear brother, John Sarkis. Thank you very much for share about your friend experience after 9-11 happened. Of course, we don't want kind of this incident happened to us. Especially for terrorism. I agree with you about "we need to enjoy life as much as possible while we can". I hope everything goes well. Have a nice day!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, dinkan53. Thank you very much for your attention. I can't do anything except give my pray for the victims. The latest news said that all the victims has been found and the all had been identified. I hope the family can accept all this with patience...amen. My pray for them.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Dawnrichard for coming to this hub. Actually, I have the same feeling with you. Take care and enjoy yout day!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you very much, ib radmasters for stopping by and share your opinion about this hub. Actually, I learn many thing from your comment. Sorry, if I don't have complete information about Sukhoi Superjet-100. But I hope this hub give us a little description about a Russian project related with aviation. The most important thing is we can learn from this tragedy. So, we don't want it happened again in the future....amen.

Warm regards,


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Coolmon2009 4 years ago from Texas, USA

This is a terrible tragedy, I hope the families are coping well. Thanks for sharing this article.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Coolmon2009 for coming to this hub. I hope the best for the families and we can learn from this tragedy. Take care!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi pras, this is such a tragedy. Sadly this sort of thing does happen with any new technology, or just one of those tragic accidents, I feel so sorry for their relatives, nell


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, Nell Rose. Thank you very much for your condolences. We can't predict anything except God. Though it has brand new technology. Everything back to destiny. God bless you!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Hello my friend - I remember hearing something about this terrible tragedy but knew little about the jet or the circumstances. My heart aches for the families, loved ones and friends who are left behind. Thank you Pas for sharing this.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, vocalcoach. Thanks for coming and share your condolences to the victim and the families as well. I hope the same tragedy wouldn't happen twice. Take care!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

How terrible. Prayers for the families. Very good hub I would have never known about this if you had not wrote this hub. Didn't hear about it on our tv. Thanks for sharing.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Moonlake for your attention. We don't want the same accident happen twice in the future. God bless you.

Prasetio

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