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Russian plane disappears in Indonesia

Postby daisyt » Wed May 09, 2012 10:22 pm

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/09/world ... ?hpt=hp_t1

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Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) -- Russia's newest civilian airliner disappeared Wednesday from radar screens during a half-hour demonstration flight in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, state-run RIA Novosti news service reported.
There were 44 passengers on board.
The plane went missing at about 2 p.m. in the area of Bogor, West Java, Indonesian Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan told Metro TV.
The pilots requested permission to descend from 10,000 feet to 6,000 feet, air traffic controllers said. After that, all radio contact was lost.
The plane began making its descent but vanished from radar screens at 6,200 feet in a mountainous area.
By the time the plane was due to return it should have burned up its fuel, RIA Novosti said.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 airplane arrived in Jakarta as part of a demonstration tour of six Asian countries. It had been to Myanmar, Pakistan and Kazakhstan, and was due to visit Laos and Vietnam after Indonesia, RIA Novosti said.
Sukhoi manufactures military aircraft and is known especially for its fighter jets. Its civilian aircraft is narrow-bodied with a dual-class cabin that can transport 100 passengers over regional routes. It flew its maiden flight in 2008.
In March, a Superjet 100 operated by Russia's Aeroflot Airlines was forced to abandon its flight to Astrakhan, Russia, and return to Moscow because of problems with the undercarriage, according to RIA Novosti.
A similar defect in another Aeroflot-operated Superjet 100 plane had to be fixed in Minsk in December.
Russia's state-run United Aircraft Corp. said the defect did not affect passenger safety.

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Re: Russian plane disappears in Indonesia

Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu May 10, 2012 11:24 am

passenger aircraft + russian tech = high risk ?

based on past experience like the Tupolev series ..... tsk tsk
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Re: Russian plane disappears in Indonesia

Postby tattiana » Thu May 10, 2012 1:07 pm

An extremely sad and an unexpected end to what is to be a new era in Russian aeronautics. The Superjet 100 is a revolutionary new aircraft with the latest in many safety features not found in ealier Russian civillian planes.

It's SaM146 engines are state-of-the-art! Using BLISK technology with IBR (Integrally Bladed Rotors) used by the F-35s for STOVL. Downside, they require high maintenance work and regular harmonic vibration testing at specialised facilities.

Possible that the crash is due to the inavailability of such vital facility in Myanmar, Pakistan and Kazakhstan prior to Indonesia. Hope the investigation units shed some light into this.

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Re: Russian plane disappears in Indonesia

Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu May 10, 2012 8:16 pm

IBR is too fanciful to be used in a passenger jet which is normally a work horse which should not require intensive servicing

regular turbine would do the job nicely
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Re: Russian plane disappears in Indonesia

Postby daisyt » Thu May 10, 2012 9:15 pm

I was still thinking some aileens captured the plane ...

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Re: Russian plane disappears in Indonesia

Postby auntieM » Thu May 10, 2012 9:57 pm

daisyt wrote:I was still thinking some aileens captured the plane ...

No la... ..they found the wreckage liao..

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Re: Russian plane disappears in Indonesia

Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri May 11, 2012 1:30 am

daisyt wrote:I was still thinking some aileens captured the plane ...


which auntie ai leen's ? or you mean alien ? or ah lian ?
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Re: Russian plane disappears in Indonesia

Postby blessed777 » Fri May 11, 2012 2:05 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:
daisyt wrote:I was still thinking some aileens captured the plane ...


which auntie ai leen's ? or you mean alien ? or ah lian ?


:rotflmao:

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Re: Russian plane disappears in Indonesia

Postby fightingmom » Fri May 11, 2012 7:29 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:
daisyt wrote:I was still thinking some aileens captured the plane ...


which auntie ai leen's ? or you mean alien ? or ah lian ?


:laugh: :rotflmao:

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Re: Russian plane disappears in Indonesia

Postby tattiana » Fri May 11, 2012 7:52 am

@verykiasu2010

Yes, you're right indeed that a regular turbine should suffice. But as we know, even in the aviation industry there are 'politics' involved. Sad to hear of the great loss of lives.

Condolences to all the affected families. :pray:

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