- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: May 09, 2012
Time: 15:30
Location: Near Cidahu, Indonesia
Operator: Sukhoi
Flight #: 36801
Route: Demonstration flight
AC Type: Sukhoi Superjet 100-95
Registration: RA-97004
cn / ln: 95004
Aboard: 45   (passengers:39  crew:6)
Fatalities: 45   (passengers:39  crew:6)
Ground: 0
Summary: The Russian jet crashed on the slopes of Mount Salak at an elevation of 5,200 ft. The airliner was conducting a demonstration flight to prospective customers. The last radio contact with the flight was at 15:30 when the crew requested a descent from 10,000ft to 6,000ft. Soon after requesting a turn, they flew into the mountain. All 37passengers, 6 crew and 2 Sukhoi officials were killed. Pilot error. The TAWS had sent a 'terrain ahead' warning , followed by six 'avoid terrain' warnings before the crash. The pilot in command switched the TAWS off, assuming there was a database problem. In addition, the flight crew were distracted by a customer in the cockpit and failed to complete a planned turn. Due to inadequate maps, briefing, and low clouds, the crew did not know there were mountains in the area.
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