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Russia jet wreck found in Indonesia

The Sukhoi Superjet-100 was on a six-nation tour of Asia to drum up new customers.

Rescuers discovered bodies on Thursday near the shattered wreckage of a new Russian-made passenger plane that smashed into the steep side of an Indonesian volcano during a flight to impress potential buyers. All 45 people on board are feared dead.

The Sukhoi Superjet-100 was on a six-nation tour of Asia to drum up new customers. The crash threw doubt on dozens of plane sales Thursday,just as Moscow seeks a comeback in foreign markets.

Due to the remoteness of the crash site,the bodies will be placed in nets and lifted by ropes to a hovering chopper,national search and rescue agency spokesman Gagah Prakoso said. They will be evacuated to Jakarta for identification by the families.

“I cannot say anything about the condition of the bodies,’’ said Prakoso. “A high speed jet hit the cliff,exploded and tore apart.’’

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