JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - An air force official says the wreckage of a Russian-made passenger jet that disappeared during a demonstration flight in Indonesia appears to have been spotted on the side of a volcano.
Maj. Ali Umri Lubis, of Atang Sanjaya Air base in Bogor, told MetroTV on Thursday that helicopters spotted what they believe is the plane on the side of a cliff on Mount Salak in West Java province.
He said it was at an elevation of about 1,500 meters (5,000 feet) but had no further details.
The Sukhoi Superjet-100 was carrying 48 people - including potential buyers and journalists - when it dropped off the radar just 21 minutes after takeoff Wednesday.
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