Story Text: Indonesian and Russian teams continued removing victims and debris from the site of a Russian plane crash on Tuesday (May 15).
Officials said an Indonesian team has been working to recover the bodies of over 40 people who died in the incident, while Russian experts have been focusing on finding the plane's black box and determining what caused the aircraft to crash while on a demonstration flight last week.
"We have already found about 27 bodies and the total number of victims was 46, so we can say we have already discovered more than 50 percent (of victims)," Tabri Santoso, head of Bogor military air base, told reporters at the base in Pasir Pogor.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft crashed over into a volcano in West Java flight last week.
It was carrying Indonesians, including journalists and businessmen, eight Russians, including embassy officials, pilots and technicians, two Italians, one French citizen and an American.
Some 80 Russian rescue, aeronautical and forensic experts have arrived in Indonesia to help with investigation and recovery efforts.
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