- Title: INDONESIA: Recovery of Russia plane wreckage continues
- Date: 16th May 2012
- Summary: PASIR POGOR, BOGOR, WEST JAVA PROVINCE, INDONESIA (MAY 15, 2012) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF HELICOPTER LANDING AT PASIR POGOR BASE CAMP ANOTHER HELICOPTER AT BASE CAMP TEAM CARRYING STRETCHER TO HELICOPTER TEAM MOVING BAG CONTAINING VICTIMS' REMAINS TO SECOND HELICOPTER HELICOPTER TAKING OFF TO JAKARTA MEDIA HELICOPTER FLYING BOGOR AIR BASE CHIEF, TABRI SANTOSO, TALKING WITH COLLEAGUES (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) BOGOR AIR BASE CHIEF, TABRI SANTOSO, SAYING: "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)." VARIOUS OF INDONESIA MILITARY EVACUATION TEAM CLIMBING INTO HELICOPTER HELICOPTER TAKING OFF RUSSIAN RESCUE TEAM'S TENTED AREA RUSSIAN TEAM AT TENT MORE OF RUSSIAN TEAM GATHERING OUTSIDE TENTED AREA VARIOUS OF RUSSIAN TEAM TALKING
- Reuters ID: LVA9SMN2ZSBETABH42EPDGH0MFBI
- Duration: 00:02:05
- Topics: Disasters / Accidents / Natural catastrophes,Transport
- 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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