Russian passenger jet reported missing in Indonesia

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  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I want absolutely nothing the Russians make. Everything they make that has to do with rocket or jet propulsion fails.

    Can you say death trap?


    Russian passenger jet reported missing in Indonesia

    A new Russian passenger jet carrying 50 people has gone missing on a demonstration flight in Indonesia, after taking off from Jakarta.

    The Sukhoi Superjet 100 disappeared from radar screens 50 minutes into what was meant to be a brief flight.

    An eyewitness reported seeing a low-flying plane flying towards a mountain but did not hear any explosion.

    Aerial searches for the plane have been hampered by darkness and strong winds.

    But rescuers have continued looking for the plane on the ground.

    "We suspect the plane crashed, but we're not yet certain," rescue chief Marsdya Daryatmo told reporters several hours after the disappearance.

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    The plane has been found.

    Wreckage of Russian Superjet found strewn on Indonesian mountain


    A rescue team found no survivors but several bodies on Thursday when it arrived at the wreckage of a Russian plane that crashed into an Indonesian mountain during an exhibition flight with 45 people on board.

    Russia’s first all-new passenger jet since the fall of the Soviet Union, a Superjet 100 aircraft, went missing on Wednesday about 64 kilometres south of Jakarta.

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  2. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    As Churchill so rightfully said, "Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma."

    Goofy country. On the one hand the Russians are good at chess and math which require logic, yet the Russians are prone (genetically?) to some crazy, illogical ideas. They seem smart but seem to lack common sense. And their social skills, on a whole, seem to leave a lot to be desired.

    Maybe it is the vodka.
  3. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    I believe they have the worst aviation systems in the world.
  4. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    These guys almost won the race to the moon?
  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Well, they did say it was meant to be a brief flight....

    Okay okay I'm sorry. I'll go do a timeout.
  6. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    They never made it to the moon. :laugh2:
  7. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    That reminds me of Russian Tanks I've looked at in Nellis AFB, NV. The base has an extensive collection of Russian Tanks and MIGs and those tanks were death traps. It had fuel tank right inside of the passenger compartment, lol.

    And those MIGs, wow, I don't know how their pilots were able to sit on those uncomfortable seats and instruments were antiquated, even for it's era.
  8. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    Their infantry transports, BMG's I think, had the fuel tanks mounted on the crew compartment doors. One .50 through the back door and you had yourself a nice Russian soldier bakery inside. One RPG and well, just get a backhoe to dig a hole for the burnt scraps you might find.

    Soviet AF used solid state electronics well into the computer age as a tactical decision. Solid state survives an EMP nuclear blast, intact (proximity mitigating of course) and functional. Our birds would fall out of the sky.
  9. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    North Korea would beg to differ.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Reminds me of a scene from Hunt For The Red October.

    Ambassador Andrei Lysenko: There is another matter... one I'm reluctant to...
    Dr. Jeffrey Pelt: Please.
    Ambassador Andrei Lysenko: One of our submarines, an Alfa, was last reported in the area of the Grand Banks. We have not heard from her for some time.
    Dr. Jeffrey Pelt: Andrei, you've lost another submarine?
  11. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I thought the same thing :laugh1:
  12. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    they still might :)
  13. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

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    Does their rocket ship also come equipped with a flux capacitor?

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