May 16th, 2012
03:11 AM ET

Part of Russian plane's flight recorder found in Indonesia

Indonesian authorities said Wednesday that they had found part of the flight recorder of the Russian passenger jet that crashed into the side of a volcano during a demonstration flight last week, killing 45 people.

Searchers retrieved the cockpit voice recorder, which records communication between pilots and air traffic controllers, but have so far been unable to locate the flight data recorder, said Vice Marshal Daryatmo, head of the National Search and Rescue Agency.

He said the voice recorder would be brought to Jakarta for analysis.

Rescue workers found no survivors from the Sukhoi Superjet 100, Russia's newest passenger plane, which slammed into Mount Salak after disappearing from radar screens on May 9.

Most of the wreckage of the plane is on a steep slope at an altitude of 6,000 feet, making it difficult to reach.

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  1. ridiculous

    when is this going to stop, really tragic.

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