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article imageVideo update: Sukhoi Superjet-100 crash site in Indonesia

By Anne Sewell     May 11, 2012 in World
Jakarta - While rescue operations continue at the crash site of the Russian aircraft, 14 bodies have now been found near the wreckage.
The video from a local television channel shows footage of the crash site including what appears to be the aircraft's tail marked with the Sukhoi Superjet-100's logo. Twisted pieces of metal and part of a wing are scattered on the slopes of Mount Salak.
On Friday, the rescue team used ropes to scale the sheer slopes of the dormant Indonesian volcano to reach the wreckage.
Itar-Tass reports that rescuers have now found 14 bodies near the wreckage.
All 45 people on board the aircraft are feared dead and the cause of the crash is being investigated by Russian and Indonesian specialists. Experts have stated that according to preliminary reports, the investigation could take up to 15 months.
A representative of the Interstate Aviation Committee has flown to Jakarta to visit the site of the crash.
Rescue operations continue.
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