Russian passenger jet missing in Indonesia

  • A new Russian passenger jet carrying 50 people has gone missing after taking off for a demonstration flight from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

    The Sukhoi Superjet 100 vanished from radar screens 50 minutes into its flight.

    Eyewitnesses say they saw low flying plane headed towards a mountain but no explosions were heard.

    Most of those on board were Indonesian airline representatives along with eight Russians and a French citizen.

    The plane disappeared off the radar near Bojor city in West Java province and may have crashed near Mount Salak.