The search teams involved in the investigation of the crash site of the Russian plane have now found the black box. Investigations continue.
Today the search teams located the flight recorders of the Sukhoi Superjet-100 which crashed on May 9, 2012 during a demonstration flight.
Head of the search operation, Ketut Parwa, has told reporters that the black box was found 100 meters from the tail of the crashed plane.
A team of Russian experts and Indonesian searchers have been searching on the densely forested Mount Salak for some days.
Tatang Kurniadi, chief of the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) told the Jakarta Post on Monday: “We will first open the black box here in Indonesia.”
“If the investigation shows that we require Russian technology to explore the black box’s data, we will bring it to their country. That is the international procedure,” he added
Experts hope that the data from the recorders will explain why a brand-new aircraft, piloted by an experienced crew had crashed during its demo flight, killing all 45 persons on board.
Yopie Hidayat, the spokesman of Vice President Boediono has said: “The Vice President said that both Russia and Indonesia agreed to push for a credible and transparent investigation into the crash as soon as possible.”
“The Vice President also reiterated that good Russian-Indonesian relations will remain [intact] despite the crash,” he added.
Sukhoi, the Russian plane's manufacturer were on an Asian tour to demonstration the new Superjet-100, the first post-Soviet civilian aircraft in an effort to expand Russia's aviation market.