Crashed Superjet’s Flight Data Recorder Found in Indonesia

The parametric flight data recorder of Russia’s crashed Superjet 100 has been found near the plane’s crash site in Indonesia, a spokesman for Indonesian rescuers said on Thursday.

“The device appears to be in good condition. It is orange and has not burned,” the spokesman said.

Superjet owner Sukhoi Civil Aircraft confirmed the discovery.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) passenger jet slammed into the side of Indonesia’s Mount Salak near Jakarta shortly after takeoff on a demonstration flight on May 9. All 45 people on board were killed.

The cockpit voice recorder was found earlier.

The Sukhoi Superjet is the first commercial plane designed and built in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union two decades ago. It is considered by many in the industry to be Russia’s last hope for maintaining a commercial aircraft manufacturing capability.


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