Sukhoi ready to disburse insurance over crash
Relatives of the victims of the Sukhoi plane crash cry as they check the coffins of their loved ones at Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport, East Jakarta, on Wednesday. The government officially handed over the remains of all 45 Sukhoi victims to their relatives and representatives after finishing the identification process on Sunday. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)
The Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company has prepared the insurance payments for the families of the victims on board the Sukhoi jet, which crashed in May, the Russian Embassy in Jakarta has announced.
The embassy said in a press statement Friday that the company had prepared Rp 1.25 billion (US$131,250) for each of the families. Thirty-five Indonesians died in the crash. The company has also prepared insurance payments for the Russian citizens affected by the accident.
On Wednesday, May 9, the Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 smashed into Mt. Salak in Bogor, West Java, while conducting a demonstration flight.
The plane vanished from radar screens and an Air Force helicopter discovered the plane’s wreckage the following morning.
Of the total 45 people on board the flight, 35 were Indonesian and eight were Russian. A US citizen and a French national were also on board. No one survived the crash. (lfr)