Bodies Found Near Wreckage Of Russian Jet

CIDAHU, Indonesia (AP) - Rescuers say they have discovered bodies near the wreckage of a Russian-made passenger plane that smashed into a steep Indonesian volcano with 45 people on board.

A Search and rescue spokesman says his teams have reached the remote, rugged site near the crater.

They found the Sukhoi Superjet-100 scattered along the jungly slopes.

He says rescuers also spotted several bodies - which will have to be placed in nets and lifted by ropes to hovering helicopters.

The plane was on a demonstration flight for potential buyers in Indonesia when it crashed Wednesday, just 20 minutes after takeoff.