May 9th, 2012
12:36 PM ET

Russian jet missing in Indonesia

A Russian passenger airliner went missing Wednesday after it disappeared from radar screens over a mountainous region of Indonesia.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100, Russia's newest civilian airliner, was carrying 42 passengers and eight Russian crew members, said Sunaryo, an official with Sukhoi's Indonesian agent, Trimarga Rekatama.

However, the number was in dispute. The Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency said only 37 of the 42 invited passengers were on board. Russian state-run news agencies reported 44 people were on the plane.

Ground teams were continuing to search. The air search will resume at daylight, depending on the weather.

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  1. PEDO BEAR

    42 people were invited on board, yet the news stated there were 44 on the flight. I am guessing those extra 2 people were wearing "dirty" underwear. ;-)

    May 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. KIRK/JACKSON

    Dirty, i get it, ha ha, mine dirty too.

    May 9, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. KIRK/JACKSON

    Plane for sale, like new

    May 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. saywhat

    And they were CIA informers @ Pedo Bear.lol
    No. I feel sorry for the passengers and hope there are survivors. I can understand what the families of those on board must be going thru.

    May 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. KIRK/JACKSON

    Impressive demonstration, now find the plane

    May 9, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    wat a tradegy, we hope dey finds d rest.

    May 9, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. KIRK/JACKSON

    Yellow at 3, brown stains at your 7

    May 9, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. KIRK/JACKSON

    Chinas got it now

    May 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. JerseyJeff

    Russian passenger planes have NEVER been well made or safe, much like most Russian made products.

    What airline would buy the most infamously dangerous and poorly made planes? Wouldn't that scare customers away?

    May 9, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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