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A rescue team has discovered the wreckage of a Russian plane that disappeared during an exhibition flight in Indonesia.
Rescuers found several bodies but no survivors after the plane was found to have crashed into a mountain during a flight with 45 people on board.
Russia said it would take part in the investigation of the crash of its first all-new passenger jet since the fall of the Soviet Union, a Superjet 100 aircraft that went missing on Wednesday about 40 miles south of Jakarta.
It was carrying Indonesians, including journalists and businessmen, eight Russians including embassy officials, pilots and technicians, as well as two Italians, one French citizen and one American, said Vladimir Prisyazhnyuk, the head of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft.
Released by Indonesian Air Force, this picture shows the wreckage of a missing Sukhoi Superjet-100 scattered on the mountainside in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia.
Indonesia rescuers have spotted wreckage of a Russian Sukhoi aircraft that went missing with up to 50 people on board.
The wreckage, on the edge of a cliff at 5,500 feet (1,650 meters), was spotted by a search helicopter, they said. There was no word about any of those aboard.
Rescuers have resumed the search for a Russian Sukhoi plane which is presumed crashed after falling out of communication early on Wednesday morning.
The old Sukhoi Superjet-100 model is similar to the plane which went missing in Western Indonesia today.
Reports say the new Sukhoi Superjet-100 aircraft was carrying around 50 people before vanishing 20 minutes into the flight.
RT reports that the Sukhoi Superjet-100, which was carrying around 50 people, went missing 20 minutes into the flight near western Indonesia.
Many of the people on board were reportedly from aeroplane companies.
Helicopter searches have been called off in search for the aircraft overnight, but ground searches are still continuing 32 miles outside Jakarta.
The Sukhoi Superjet-100 which vanished today after taking off from Jakarta's Halim Perdanakusuma Airport was reportedly carrying diplomats from the Russian Embassy, the Associated Press reports.
A plane carrying 46 people lost contact with air controllers while flying over mountains during a demonstration flight in western Indonesia, according to the Associated Press.
Search and rescue teams were heading to the area, said Bambang Ervan, a spokesman for the Ministry of Transportation.
Bad weather, however, forced at least two helicopters to turn back in search of the Russian-made aircraft.