Rescuers Locate Crashed Sukhoi Superjet On Indonesian Mountain
Exact coordinates were not available, but the wreckage was found at an altitude of 5,200 ft (1585 m).
There was no word on the condition of the aircraft or its passengers.
UPDATE 10:40 PM ET: Indonesian Air Force officials confirmed to a local TV network that the plane has been found.
UPDATE 11:54 PM ET: National Search and Rescue Agency operations deputy Maj. Gen. Hadi L. told journalists in Jakarta, “The [airplane] remains looked intact from up above, whereas it wrecked,” he told journalists in Jakarta.
The crash site has not yet been reached by rescuers, due to its location on the edge of a cliff 5,500 ft up a dormant volcano, Mt. Salak in Bogor, West Java.
Other reports, however, indicated there was no sign of survivors.
The exact location of the wreckage was said to be on a cliff 5,500 ft (1,676 m) up the side of Mt. Salak, a 7,200 ft (2,200 m) tall volcano about 33 miles (53 km) south of Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, from which the plane departed. The spot was 1.7 miles (2.7 km) from the last radar location of the plane.
UPDATE 12:00 AM ET: Wreckage photos have emerged that seem to indicate plane impacted a nearly vertical cliff.
UPDATE 12:23 PM ET: Another, higher resolution wreckage photo.
UPDATE 12:55 PM ET: Indonesian authorities say all 47 people on board the plane are dead.