- Title: INDONESIA: Investigation continues into cause of Russian plane crash
- Date: 18th May 2012
- Summary: PASIR POGOR, MOUNT SALAK, WEST JAVA PROVINCE, INDONESIA (MAY 17, 2012) (REUTERS) OFFICIALS PREPARING FOR ARRIVAL OF HELICOPTER FROM CRASH SITE HELICOPTER RECOVERY TEAM CARRYING STRETCHER BAGS CONTAINING REMAINS OF CRASH VICTIMS BEING LOADED ONTO STRETCHER BAGS CONTAINING REMAINS OF CRASH VICTIMS BEING CARRIED TO A SECOND HELICOPTER FOR FLIGHT TO JAKARTA MORE OF RECOVERY TEAM TRANSFERRING BAGS CONTAINING VICTIMS' REMAINS TO HELICOPTER VILLAGERS WATCHING FROM HILLSIDE HELICOPTER TAKING OFF HEAD OF NATIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE AGENCY, DARYATMO, ARRIVING AT SITE DARYATMO TALKING (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) HEAD OF NATIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE AGENCY, DARYATMO, SAYING: "The recovery process will continue until further notice." DARYATMO TALKING TO MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) HEAD OF NATIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE AGENCY, DARYATMO, SAYING: "Regarding the wreckage of plane, we are discussing with the Russian team what are we going to do with it." RUSSIAN TEAM ARRIVING AT BASE RUSSIAN TEAM MEMBERS CARRYING BAGS FROM HELICOPTER RUSSIAN TEAM MEMBERS HUGGING, WALKING TO THEIR TENTS
- Reuters ID: LVADZF7LGQZRW6WSN8OOA49X3KA5
- Location: Indonesia
- Country: Indonesia
- Duration: 00:02:04
- Topics: Accidents,Transport
- Story Text: A Russian team of experts arrived back at an operation base in Indonesia's Pasir Pogor on Thursday (May 17) after spending three days at the site of a plane crash on Mount Salak.
The investigating team left the base on Tuesday (May 15) morning by foot and returned by helicopter on Thursday.
The team were working on the wreckage of the plane and investigating the cause of the incident, which left over 40 people dead when the Russian aircraft crashed during a demonstration flight last week.
Part of the black box recorder from the aircraft has been recovered from the site, which recovery workers hope will shed light on why the plane came down.
The cockpit voice recorder was found earlier this week, but the search is still on for the remaining part of device, the flight data recorder.
The remains of those who died continue to be removed from the site.
"The recovery process will continue until further notice," said Daryatmo, the Head of National Search and Rescue Agency.
"Regarding the wreckage of plane, we are discussing with the Russian team what are we going to do with it," he added.
Daryatmo said the Indonesian team would carry out the investigation into the black box, but that the Russian team can witness the proceedings.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, flown by a veteran pilot, crashed into a volcano in West Java during a demonstration 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, officials said.
Some 80 Russian rescue, aeronautical and forensic experts have arrived in Indonesia to help with investigation and recovery of victims' remains.
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