Wreckage was spotted after an aerial search of the area where the plane lost contact
Indonesian officials say a helicopter has spotted what is thought to be (các hình ảnh dường như là) wreckage of (các mảnh vụn, dấu vết còn lại) the Russian Sukhoi Superjet plane that disappeared (biến mất, vanished) on Wednesday.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 vanished from radar screens 50 minutes after taking off (cất cánh) from Jakarta for a brief demonstration flight (chuyến bay biểu diễn).
Officials said the helicopter had seen debris (các mảnh vỡ) on the side of a cliff (bên sườn cách đá) near a dormant volcano (núi lữa đã tắt).
About 50 people are said to (được biết, tin tức cho biết) have been on board the aircraft (có mắt trên máy bay).
There was no information given about (không có tiếp tục gì về ) the fate of (số phận của ) those on the plane, but a search and rescue operation (chiến dịch cứu hộ) is continuing (đang được tiếp tục) in the area.
“The aeroplane crashed at the edge of (bờ cạnh) Salak mountain,” Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhyono said on television.
“I have spoken directly to our officer in the field (đang ngoài hiện trường ), it was found around 1.5km (one mile) from the spot (địa điểm) where the plane last made contact (lần cuối còn giữ liên lạc ),” he said.
“An investigation must be carried out immediately and thoroughly (toàn diện, đầy đủ ). Search and rescue operations must prioritise finding any survivors.”
Eight Russian pilots and technicians, Indonesian airline representatives (đại diện các hãng hàng không) and journalists were among those said to be (được biết là) on board the plane.
Aerial searches for the plane on Wednesday were hampered (gặp khó khăn, có nhiều trở ngại) by darkness and strong winds. Fog early on Thursday also delayed (làm chậm) search efforts. (các nỗ lực tìm kiếm)
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 disappeared from radar screens 50 minutes after taking off in Jakarta
The plane took off from east Jakarta’s Halim Perdanakusuma airport at 14:00 (07:00 GMT) on Wednesday, on its second flight of the day.
At 14:50, it was recorded as dropping from (hạ thấp từ) 10,000ft (3,000m) to 6,000ft (1,800m) near Salak, a peak measuring 7,200ft (2,200m).
Juanda, a villager who lives near the mountain, told local TV: “I saw a big plane passing just over my house.”
Rescue teams on the ground were working to reach the site (tiếp cận địa điểm) where the debris was spotted (được nhìn thấy, được phát hiện), officials said.
Sukhoi officials have been on an Asia-wide tour in recent months to show off (trình diễn, demomstrate) their aircraft to airline firms (các hãng bay, hãng hàng không).
The Superjet, a mid-range (tầm trung) airliner that can carry up to 100 people, is military plane-maker Sukhoi’s first commercial aviation plane (máy bay hàng không thương mại).
It was created by a joint venture, majority-owned by Sukhoi, with Italy’s Finmeccanica and a number of other foreign and Russian firms also involved.
Sukhoi aimed to sell 42 of its planes to Indonesia, which has witnessed a fast-expanding (trải nghiệm sự tăng trưởng nhanh chóng của) aviation market to cater for (để phục vụ cho) a growing middle class in the world’s fourth most populous nation (đông dân hàng thứ tư trên thế giới), Reuters adds.
|, officials said||Rescue teams on the ground were working to reach the site where the debris was spotted, [o o o ]|
|, Reuters adds.||Sukhoi aimed to sell 42 of its planes to Indonesia, which has witnessed a fast-expanding aviation market to cater for a growing middle class in the world’s fourth most populous nation, [o o o ]|
|said to be (được biết là, được cho là)||Eight Russian pilots and technicians, Indonesian airline representatives (đại diện các hãng hàng không) and journalists were among those [o o o ] on board the plane.|
|“, he said.||“I have spoken directly to our officer in the field it was found around 1.5km (one mile) from the spot where the plane last made contact “,[o o o ]|