INDONESIA: Russian team arrives at Indonesia plane crash site to assist recovery operationsRecord ID: 382889
- Title: INDONESIA: Russian team arrives at Indonesia plane crash site to assist recovery operations
- Date: 14th May 2012
- Summary: PASIR POGOR, MOUNT SALAK, WEST JAVA PROVINCE, INDONESIA (MAY 13, 2012) (REUTERS) HELICOPTER LANDING VILLAGERS WATCHING VARIOUS OF BAGS BEING MOVED TO ANOTHER HELICOPTER VILLAGERS WATCHING HELICOPTER TAKING OFF VARIOUS OF RUSSIAN EVACUATION AND EXPERTS TEAM PREPARING RUSSIAN TEAM TALKING OUTSIDE TENT VARIOUS OF RUSSIAN TEAM HAVING BREAKFAST ROPES RUSSIAN TEAM MEMBERS TALKING WITH INDONESIA MILITARY PERSONNEL HEAD OF TRAINING DIVISION OF INDONESIA SEARCH AND AGENCY MARTONO BEING INTERVIEWED (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) HEAD OF TRAINING DIVISION OF INDONESIA SEARCH AND AGENCY MARTONO, SAYING: "The Russian team will work with the Indonesian team to remove the plane parts and help us to investigate the cause of the accident but for the evacuation of victims, Indonesia will handle this," MARTONO LEAVING
- Reuters ID: LVA72FE2EG5A91A85KYM6S9BDIES
- Location: Indonesia
- Country: Indonesia
- Duration: 00:02:08
- Topics: Accidents
- Story Text: Twenty-five members of a Russian team joined a search and recovery operation on Indonesia's Mount Salak on Sunday (May 13), where a Russian passenger jet carrying more than 45 people crashed earlier in the week.
Indonesian officials said the Russian team would concentrate on the plane wreckage and investigate what caused the Sukhoi Superjet-100 to crash into the slopes of the dormant volcano on Wednesday (May 9).
"The Russian team will work with the Indonesian team to remove the plane parts and help us to investigate the cause of the accident but for the evacuation of victims, Indonesia will handle this," said Martono, Head of Training Division of Indonesia Search and Agency.
Another 25 Russian team members were expected to arrive on Sunday to join the first group.
Martono added that the agency had already sent 18 bags containing remains of the victims to Jakarta.
The aircraft crashed on the second of two demonstration flights from Halim Perdanakusuma airport, east of Jakarta.
Martono said there were eight Russians including embassy officials, pilots and technicians, a French citizen and an American on board in addition to Indonesian journalists and businessmen.
Officials have said all passengers are presumed dead. The plane's 'black box' flight recorder has yet to be found among the debris scattered around the dense jungle.
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