Medvedev Sets up Commission to Investigate Superjet Incident

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has established a commission to investigate the incident with the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft that went missing in Indonesia on Wednesday, the government press service reported.

The Industry and Trade Ministry’s Yury Slyusar will head the commission, which also comprises Foreign Ministry and United Aircraft Corporation officials.

The jet disappeared from radar screens during a demonstration flight near Jakarta with 50 people, mainly foreigners, on board. Indonesian authorities suggested the airplane may have been hijacked or crashed into a mountain in poor visibility.

A search operation is underway.


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