Jakarta, Indonesia, Feb 28: The first Russian-made Sukhoi passenger jet has been delivered in Indonesia, about nine months after the same type of plane crashed into a volcano during a demonstration flight meant to encourage buyers.
The Superjet 100 is one of 12 aircraft ordered by private Indonesian carrier Sky Aviation. Company head Krisman Tarigan said Thursday it will be used on domestic flights in eastern Indonesia.
The 100-seat plane is the same type that crashed in Indonesia last May, killing all 45 people on board. Pilot error was partly to blame for the accident.
Sky Aviation signed a $380 million contract in 2011 for 12 Sukhoi Superjet 100s to be delivered between 2012 and 2015.